Re: RARA-AVIS: Profesionals and amateurs

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 24 Feb 2003

Mario Taboada
> I can envision a hardboiled novel *with* inspectors that
> takes place in a *manor* and has upper-class protagonists.
> To me, it all depends on what the author does with these
> elements.

Something like O'Hara's APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA? Doesn't take the "formula elements" to make a great hardboiled, does it? Earl Thompson's GARDEN OF SAND is one of the greatest, too, and it doesn't need any detective at all.


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