RARA-AVIS: Gangster novels

From: Robison Michael R CNIN ( Robison_M@crane.navy.mil)
Date: 06 Mar 2003

I read somewhere that, although many gangster novels preceded Burnett's LITTLE CAESAR, it was the first one to look at it from the gangster's end instead of from law enforcement. What other hardboiled gangster novel preceded it? What other hardboiled gangster novels came out in the 1930s? I can think of FAST ONE, GREEN ICE, and, marginally, SANCTUARY.

Thanks, miker

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