Re: RARA-AVIS: Hammett nominees

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 04 Mar 2003

----- Original Message ----- From: "Robison Michael R CNIN" <>

> James Lee Burke, Jolie Blon's Bounce
> John Case, The Eighth Day
> J. Robert Janes, Flykiller
> Walter Mosley, Bad Boy Brawly Brown
> Owen Parry, Honor's Kingdom
> I've never heard of Case, Janes, or Parry.

John Case writes commercial thrillers. I've only read the first, THE GENESIS CODE. It reminded me of Ludlum and (the Vatican connection, I suppose) Alan Folsom. I wasn't sufficiently impressed to read any of Case's others. He's not bad, just not dark enough for my taste.


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