Re: RARA-AVIS: Wrapping up UK month

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 29 Jul 2002

----- Original Message ----- From: "William Denton" <>
> Derek Raymond isn't well known over here, but he's well-liked on the list.
> (We did I WAS DORA SUAREZ in November 1998 and I couldn't finish it.) I
> enjoyed the Ian Rankin book I read. Mark Timlin was mentioned, along with
> Peter Cheyney, James Hadley Chase, Graham Greene, Ian Fleming, Charles
> Higson, Jake Arnott, and others.

For me, the surprise omission from this month's discussion was Lee Child. Given how well Jack Reacher performed in the top hardboiled characters vote
(IIRC. I joined the list just afterwards, so I don't have a copy at hand to check), I'd have thought someone would have mentioned his author.


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