Re: RARA-AVIS: Introduction

From: Patrick J Lambe (
Date: 21 Aug 2004

--- In, "John A. Armstrong"
<johnnyyen@t...> wrote:
 Can anyone recall any other books/series in the genre that had supernatural elements?
> Another Burke book, In The Electric Mist with Confederate Dead,
had the lead character visited by a Civi War general and his troops, though whether this a ghost or hallucination is left undetermined, but beyond that I can't think of any.
> Best,
> John Armstrong
> Vancouver, BC
I haven't read it in a while, but I recall the Dain Curse by Hammett had some supernatural elements to it. Walter Mosley's prequel to his Easy Rawlins books, Gone Fishin' featured a witch character who seemed to have supernatural powers (at least over a young Easy Rawlins).
  As for James Lee Burke, I think he's an immensly talented writer but his books, at least he Robicheux novels that I have read (except the first one)are somewhat repetive. His lanscape description is moving, but there is often too much of it for my attention span. My favorite is Dixe City Jam, something about lost Nazi subs always stirs my imagination. (There's one off of New Jersey that has been the subject of recent media stories and a new book)

Pat Lambe http//

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