From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 31 Mar 2003

--- Al Guthrie <> wrote:
> Great book, great movie, great coffee-throwing scene in both.
> I've yet to
> find another McGivern that matches THE BIG HEAT, but I've by
> no means read
> them all yet. ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW runs it close.
> McGivern's almost
> always excellent writing is particularly fine in THE CAPER OF
> BULLS (not hardboiled/noir). Someone on this list (I forget
> who, sorry)
> claimed that their own writing had been heavily influenced by
> VERY COLD FOR MAY is a straightforward cosy mystery. ROGUE
> MALE is more in
> the style of THE BIG HEAT.

This thread has me curious about McGiven. I read his NIGHT OF THE JUGGLER and liked it. Just picked up a copy of ROGUE COP which, IIRC, has been discussed on the list in favorable terms. I moved it to the top of TBR stacks. Thanks for good comments about McGiven, miker and Al.

Ed Lynskey


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