Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: RIP Joseph Hansen

From: Susan Evans Shaw (
Date: 28 Nov 2004

I too am saddened to read about the passing of Joseph Hansen. I vividly remember the special atmosphere of each of his Brandstetter novels although I haven't gone back to them in many years. Hack Bohannon I never heard about. Are they still in print?

Susan Evans Shaw
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Richard Moore
  Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 10:04 PM
  Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: RIP Joseph Hansen

  Jim, I completely agree with your praise for Joseph Hansen's Dave
  Brandstetter novels. They were excellent PI novels, period.
  Brandstetter came across to me as a very human character as Hansen
  did such a good job with his personal life and the various boyfriends
  who came went in the series. I also enjoyed his series featuring ex-
  sheriff Hack Bohannon.

  Checking just now I see he was 81 in July. He wasn't, IIRC, a
  regular at mystery conventions although I met him once at one of the
  California Bouchercons a decade or so ago. I am sorry to hear of his

  Richard Moore

  --- In, JIM DOHERTY <jimdohertyjr@y...>
> I just heard that Joseph Hansen passed away.
> Very few people since Hammett and Chandler and have
> brought something truly new to the hard-boiled PI
> story, but Hansen is certainly one of those few.
> His novels and stories about gay insurance detective
> Dave Brandstetter were praised for being
> ground-breaking, but, aside from that, they were just
> damned good PI stories. Well-written,
> well-characterized, well-plotted.
> He'll be missed.
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