RE: RARA-AVIS: Mike Doogan's fictionalized Dashiell Hammett short story

From: Gary (
Date: 29 Dec 2003

Ed wrote:
> The 2003 BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES (Otto Penzler, series
> editor)includes a short fiction featuring DH in his WW2 Army
> days in Alaska. Mike Doogan's "War Can Be Murder" is an
> interesting read involving a murder case and a few wry comments
> on war. I enjoyed it last night.

I recently read the same volume and had the same recommendation for this story. There are quite a bit of hard-boiled stories in this volume, probably because it was guest edited by Michael Connelly. Another good story in the volume is by Pelecanos.

Best, GWN Gary Warren Niebuhr P. O. Box 341218 Milwaukee, WI 53234 Author of MAKE MINE A MYSTERY and A READERS GUIDE TO THE PRIVATE EYE NOVEL

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