Re: RARA-AVIS: Chandler or Hammett? -- Plus A Glance At John Morgan Wilson

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 03 Dec 2003

----- Original Message ----- From: "JIM DOHERTY" <>
> And please understand, I'm not saying Chandler's
> BETTER than Hammett. I'm saying he's more
> influential.

Within the PI sub-genre, perhaps. Hammett's influence has spread over the whole of crime/detective fiction and frequently beyond.


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