Re: RARA-AVIS: James Lee Burke

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 10 Jun 2002

Yes, MrT, I was thinking of Ross Macdonald when I read that paragraph, too. Joy
<<What I'm talking about is that the books all seem
> to involve a mystery that relates to some wealthy
> family with a dark secret in the past.>>
> Well, if Ross Macdonald did it, everybody can do it,
> particularly a brilliant writer like Burke. Actually,
> Macdonald had two strands: the lost daughter and the dark
> family secret (or secrets). Stephen Greenleaf has done some
> of the same themes, excellently.

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