RARA-AVIS: Crumley influence

From: Richard Moore ( moorich2@aol.com)
Date: 30 Nov 2004

I ranked Crumley high in influence on today's PI/crime writers because he is one of those who is always mentioned with admiration by other writers. That view is well summed up by something I read by Laura Lippman:

"When young crime writers and not-so-young crime writers gather, they invariably end up making their nominations for the Hall of Fame, the ones who should be listed alongside Chandler, Macdonald and Hammett. James Crumley always makes it on the first ballot. He is simply that good, that essential."

Richard Moore

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