RARA-AVIS: Two by Ed Lacy

From: Ed Lynskey ( e_lynskey@yahoo.com)
Date: 01 Apr 2004

Recently in my PBs buys, I picked up two titles by Ed Lacy, THE MEN FROM THE BOYS and MOMENT OF UNTRUTH. I remembered seeing his name from the rara-avis archives/emails. Of the two, I preferred MEN, which, as noted, uses some boxing material. Also are descriptions of surf fishing and meat packing. Narrated in First Person, this protagonist was nicely fleshed out. A solid noir.

MOMENT is about PI Touie Moore, an African-American protagonist whose case takes him from NYC to Mexico City. The semi-zany plot and breezy writing style remined me of Richard S. Prather. An enjoyable read.

Ed Lynskey


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