RE: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled politics

From: Robison Michael R CNIN (
Date: 22 Jul 2003

I wrote: Let me name the authors of the last 10 private/police detective novels I've read: Taibo, Hammett, Prather, Hamilton, Sallis, Estelman, Torrey, Lochte, McGivern, Corris. Two of them are old enough that they had no private life, Torrey and Hammett. That leaves 8. Out of those 8, only Prather's Shell Scott was a happy camper, and he is so ridiculous as to not hardly count.
********* I forgot to add that the remaining 7 look like losers to me, according to the earlier factors I mentioned.


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