Re: RARA-AVIS: Stout

From: Doug Bassett (
Date: 14 Oct 2004

--- Jacques Debierue <> wrote:

> Another writer who managed to blend the traditional
> mystery with
> the Black Mask hardboiled school was Erle Stanley
> Gardner.
> This is particularly true in the Lam & Cool series
> he wrote as A.
> A. Fair.

Yes indeed. I am generally fond of Gardner's work, but especially like the A.A. Fair books, which deserve to be better known. I think they contain one of the truer pictures of "what being a private investigator is really like", with the general grubbiness, the constant scraping around for a client, etc. Highly recommended.


===== Doug Bassett

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