Re: RARA-AVIS: Today's pickups

From: M Blumenthal (
Date: 19 Jul 2002

Jim Beaver:

 I picked up Charles Willeford's "The
> Burnt Orange Heresy," Max Allan Collins's "The Pearl Harbor Murders," and
> Doug Swanson's "House of Corrections." Should I keep them? (Obviously
> keep the Willeford, after all I've read here, but the others, I don't
> Swanson writes about Dallas, so that's a draw for me.)
Jim, I've read the first two in the Swanson series but not that (It's in my ever growing tbr pile while looking for the previous book, 96 Tears). I like him. I would compare him to Pete Hautman or a non- grotesque Hiaasen. That would not be considered hard boiled by some on this list. Mark

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