Re: RARA-AVIS: Hard-Boiled Gazetteer to Southern California

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 01 Jun 2004

I'd second Joy's sentiments on the Munch Mancini books. I've read one in the series and plan on reading more. A gritty and different type of protagonist.

Ed Lynskey

--- Joy Matkowski <> wrote:
> Barbara Seranella's Munch Mancini is an ex-addict trying to go
> straight as a
> car mechanic, despite the old friends and relatives who'd drag
> her back. Not
> much glamor or romance, just hard work trying to stay out of
> trouble and do
> what's right, with mundane work and fears. I like the series a
> lot. Try one.
> I don't know the Stansberry, but I do know maybe half of
> the others, and
> I'll comment on what's left tomorrow.
> Good night for now,
> Joy
> William Denton asked:
What's the verdict on, say, Seranella's Munch Mancini series? >


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