RE: RARA-AVIS: Bill Moody

From: Gary (
Date: 15 May 2002

> Moody has chosen to write about an essentially hard-boiled world in what
is a decidedly soft-boiled way.

I have read all the Evan Horne novels and I would have to say that about sums it up. I really like this series because of the way it integrates jazz into the plots. The latest, about Chet Baker, has passages about Baker's last few days that are some of the best writing in the book. Horne is not a hard-boiled protagonist, and probably would get the shit kicked out of him anytime he confronted a violent person. But he is a dogged detective, and well worth reading.

Best, GWN Gary Warren Niebuhr P. O. Box 341218 Milwaukee, WI 53234

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