Re: RARA-AVIS: Block, Collins -Two good ones

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 15 Nov 2003

I was a big fan of this series when Dan Fortune was still based in New York, but I didn't adapt well to the move to California. The man and the place didn't seem to suit each other.
    I will have to look into "one of the best PI novels of the nineties," though!


Mario Taboada wrote:
> The other is MichaelCollins's _Chasing Eights_, a Dan
> Fortune PI novel that reminded me of Ross Macdonald: a lean
> but not dry style, a vivid portrait of Santa Barbara and
> its fauna, a complex plot handled with savvy assurance, and
> a whole that adds up to much more than these ingredients. I
> highly recommend it. It may be one of the best PI novels of
> the nineties.

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