Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Who Zoomed Who?

Date: 03 Dec 2004

Richard wrote:

"Who would (IMHO) be his closest rival for third? Spillane, perhaps. Again, this is a ranking of most influential, not favorite or highest consistant quality. Influence."

I've been wondering about the influence of Spillane. He sold a huge numer of books, but did he really have much lasting influence? Off the top of my head, I can think of very few recent PI writers he's influenced -- Vachss, maybe Max Allan Collins, at least in Ms Tree. Maybe his biggest influence was on the Executioner type series? Am I missing a branch of Spillane's heirs?


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