RARA-AVIS: Re: Miami Purity

From: Jacques Debierue ( matrxtech@yahoo.com)
Date: 05 Dec 2004

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Michael Robison
<miker_zspider@y...> wrote:

> And I'm glad to hear some dissenting views on Ross
> Macdonald. Compared to Hammett and Chandler, I
> thought there was a lot lacking in both THE DARK

I don't think Chandler or Hammett would have much affinity for Macdonald's plots.

The other day, a weird thought struck me: how Macdonald's work seems related to that of Josephine Tey, who herself bears no literary relation to Hammett or Chandler (or to any American crime author that I can think of). I can easily imagine Macdonald writing the story of Brat Farrar, or the story of The Franchise Affair.



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