Re: RARA-AVIS: David Corbett

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 11 Aug 2003


I read the review in the Post, also. Haven't read either book but the reviewer (Anderso, who is a regular) I find to be on the mark his comments.

Corbett went on my TBR.

Ed Lynskey

--- Mark Sullivan <> wrote:
> The Washington Post printed a rave review of David Corbett
> today. Seems
> he's a former San Francisco PI, just like Dashiell Hammett
> (and Joe
> Gores). They were positive with reservations about his first
> book, The
> Devil's Redhead, just out in paperback. However, they
> couldn't say
> enough good about his new one, concluding:
> "There are no saints in this angry, gritty, uncompromising
> novel.
> Although 'Done for a Dime' is immensely readable, it may be
> too harsh,
> too painful, for some readers, but if you are looking for the
> best in
> contemporary crime fiction, this is it."
> Has anyone here read it? Is it really this good?
> Mark


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