Re: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled Hollywood

Date: 05 Mar 2003


Re your comment below:

> Ah, yes. Robert Leslie Bellem and all his pulp-PI
> colleagues are
> entertainingly reviewed in Bill Pronzini's GUN IN
> The absolutely definitive book about the genre, that
> still manages
> to keep a sense of fun about it.

It seems to me that, in that same book, Pronzini devotes a chapter to the one book he regards as the single worst mystery novel ever written. I forget the title (was it DECOY, or am I confusing that with a Cleve Adams novel?), but the reason I bring it up in this thread is that the detective-hero is a movie-stuntman, something of a precursor to a character Lee Majors played on TV in a series that must have been about as forgettable as the novel because I can't remember its title either.


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