Re: RARA-AVIS: The Greatest of Them All?

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 09 Jan 2003

Doolittle is my candidate for most unappreciated great hardboiled writer. Because his books were always promoted as "if you like Parker's Spenser," which I don't, I never read Doolittle until his books were out of print.


 "Mario Taboada" <> wrote:
> Pronzini's generation of hardboiled writers (which
> includes, Estleman, Lutz, Greenleaf, Lyons, Doolittle,
> among other worthy writers) does not get the recognition it
> deserves. Part of the problem is precisely the comparison
> with the old icons.

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