Re: RARA-AVIS: Top 100 hardboiled/noir

From: Bill Crider (
Date: 31 Aug 2004

Speaking of idiosyncratic choices, here's an excerpt from a letter from Jon Breen that's reprinted on Ed Gorman's blog

>>>In the introduction to a new reference book, Latin American Mystery
>>>Writers: An A to Z Guide (Greenwood), Argentine novelist Mempo
>>>Giardinelli divides some American writers who became popular in his
>>>country into first-rate and second-rate.
The first-rate: Horace McCoy, Frank Gruber, David Goodis, Charles Williams, and Gil Brewer. The second-rate: Brett Hailliday, Ed McBain, Talmage Powell, and Richard Prather.>>>

Bill Crider


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