Re: RARA-AVIS: British Noir--Christopher Brookmyre

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 30 Jul 2002

----- Original Message ----- From: "Joy Matkowski" <>
> A lot of this Britnoir seems to take place north of the border. Is
> a new Scottish Renaissance?

Looks that way. It began with Rankin's "Knots and Crosses", which took as its inspiration, fellow Scot Robert Louis Stevenson's proto-noir "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde". Renaissance is a good word.


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