RARA-AVIS: Yet another intro

From: Steve Miller ( swmiller@wideopenwest.com)
Date: 23 Aug 2004

Hello. Since we're using the new Yahoo home as a kind of beginning, let me drop in my own introduction.

Although I have lurked on Rara-Avis for several years and have posted from time to time, I largely stay in the shadows. I'm a longtime lover of all varieties of crime fiction, particularly HB, though I also enjoy well-written stuff that won't really fit comfortably into the HB definition (and I like the Bludisian description the best) -- like John Straley and Colin Dexter, among several others. I also devour books on American and European history (the latter being a new interest) and travel non-fiction (Theroux, Raban, etc.).

In my non-reading time, I work in the insurance industry in claims litigation. I was graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington (hey, Miker) and live in central Ohio. In addition, I write for Mystery News magazine, contributing occasional reviews and the "In the Beginning" column on new writers.

I consider Rara Avis to be a graduate level course in comparative literature. I marvel at the wealth of knowledge and passion regularly displayed here and I'm eternally grateful to Bill Denton for providing us this forum to discuss HB literature.

Cheers, Steve Miller

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