RARA-AVIS: just bought

From: Mark Sullivan ( DJ-Anonyme@webtv.net)
Date: 12 Jun 2002

I just got back from one of my favorite used bookstores. I picked up:

Bondi Blues by John Baxter -- Stuart Coupe (whoever he is) wrote two blurbs: "Hardboiled as all hell . . . and sometimes really funny" and
"The talk is that Bondi Blues will set new standards for the Australian crime novel. The talk is right." Well, this came out in 1993. Did it? I know next to nothing about Australian cime novels, just Peter Corris and a Mask Noir title, "Dark Angel."

Happy Birthday, Turk! by Jakob Arjouni The Killing Floor by Peter Turnbull, who was recently recomended The Silver Jackass by Frank Gruber -- is this a good one? The Case of the Dark Hero by Peter Cheyney Murder on the Rocks by Robert Dietrich (EH Hunt)


The expose The Male Hustler by John Warren Wells, which was one of the names Block wrote under. I don't know for sure if this is one of his, although it is dedicated "for Jill Emerson, a visible alternative," which is another of his pseudonyms.

Any more worthy than others?


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