RARA-AVIS: Got bucks?

From: Chris Aldrich ( caldrich@blackravenpress.com)
Date: 18 Sep 2002

For anyone who's got deep pockets, Christie's is getting ready to auction off the Detective Fiction Library of Richard M. Lackritz, M.D., Part II. According to the email I got, the Lackritz collection is one of the most important of its kind to be sold at auction in the past twenty years devoted to the hard-boiled school of fiction and the auction includes all major titles by Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Dashiell Hammett, Ellery Queen, and many others..

You can browse the catalog at http://www.christies.com/promos/inthegallery/inthegallery.asp?month=septembe r#1117

Their definition of hard-boiled definitely doesn't map to any of those used here at Rara-Avis...since the author list includes Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Dorothy L Sayers and others who fall far afield of that adjective.


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