RARA-AVIS: Salon essay: The case of the overrated mystery novel

From: William Denton ( buff@pobox.com)
Date: 06 Jan 2004

Ben Yagoda has a good little essay in Salon magazine today about the state of mysteries, and he talks about current hardboiled writers. "Robert Parker, Dennis Lehane, Lawrence Block, Michael Connelly -- I've read them all. Amid the logrolling and endless hype, one thing gets obscured: Raymond Chandler and Ross Macdonald did it first, and did it a lot better."


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William Denton : Toronto, Canada : http://www.miskatonic.org/ : Caveat lector.

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