Re: RARA-AVIS: The best in noir

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 29 Nov 2004

Ah, now hang on a second, Juri. Your original post asked for nominations, not votes. Now that I know we're voting, I vote for "Twisted City", "The Guards", "Gun Monkeys" and "Ice Harvest." I haven't read "The Death of Sweet Mister." I'm sure I'd vote for several of the single nominees too, if you'd care to remind me who they are.

You might find this online preview of CrimeSpree 4 of interest. There's a bunch of authors' best reads of 2004, many of which are contemporary hardboiled/noir.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Juri Nummelin" <>

> I just managed to put together my poll on the best noir since 2000. The
winners are
> Allan Guthrie's "Two-Way Split" and
> Daniel Woodrell's "The Death of Sweet Mister"
> Both got three mentions. Jason Starr's "Twisted City" got two mentions, as
did Ken Bruen's "The Guards" and Victor Gischler's "Gun Monkeys". Scott Phillips got two nominations for his "Ice Harvest". The other ones got only one nomination. If anyone's interested in the list, I can put it in the files or post it to the group.
> Ah, Richard Stark got two votes, but the other one went for "anything".
> Juri

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