From: Graham Powell ( bleekerbooks@hotmail.com)
Date: 02 Dec 2004

I think that great bursts of crime fiction tended to follow big wars that the US was involved in, so for example the 20s, 50s, and 70s producing some good crime writing. Some of this may have been the return of combat veterans who had become rather casual about violence. I know Charles Willeford was worried about this. He had to stop his men swapping cases of beer for other unit's German prisoners, which they then used for target practice.


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