Re: RARA-AVIS: An opinion of John D. MacDonald

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 06 Aug 2002

At 09:55 PM 8/6/02 +0100, you wrote:

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Mario Taboada" <>
><The problem with John D. is that he wrote so much --a lot
><of it very good indeed-- and yet he isn't identified with
><particular masterpieces (and movies), such as Hammett's
><_Falcon_ and Chandler's _The Big Sleep_. The third of the
><Big Three is Willeford, right?
>Since the context is PIs, I'd imagine the third would be Ross Macdonald.

I agree, Al. Either "The Chill" or "The Galton Case" come to mind, although "The Drowning Pool" is probably more popular (not least because Paul Newman starred in the movie adaptation).


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