Re: RARA-AVIS: Dallas Blue - was Terry Marlow

From: Rene Ribic (
Date: 09 Aug 2002

Chris wrote:

> On the subject of books by locale, is anyone aware of a listing of
> hardboiled/noir authors seperating them by the city where their work
is set?
> I travel quite a bit for work and am always partial to a series set in
> city that I plan on visiting. Thanks.
List member John Williams wrote a book, INTO THE BADLANDS, some time ago, where he went on a sort of cross-country trip interviewing contemporary US crime fiction authors of the time in their hometowns. The book was as much about the context these folks' books were set & written in as the interviews themselves. I'm not sure how the book would read for a native American but for a foreigner hooked by American crime fiction it was fascinating. From memory (unfortunately I no longer own a copy) some authors (& their locales) covered were : Elmore Leonard, George Higgins, James Crumley, James Lee Burke, Tony Hillerman. Not quite what you were asking about but I thought it might be of interest.


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