Re: RARA-AVIS: Higgins, Pelecanos, Price, The Wire... please recommend some writers

From: Ed Poe (
Date: 17 Dec 2004

Ken Bruen. Fasten your seatbelt.

Robert Wheaton <> wrote: Hi all,

I've just got through most of Pelecanos' books, and can feel the inevitable withdrawal symptoms coming when The Wire finishes its run this weekend.

I'm looking for something a bit like George V. Higgins's first books: something strongly dialogue-based, and something that is focused around the criminals (and, maybe, the police) rather than private investigators and the like. If the focus is modern and urban, so much the better -- I like Richard Price's books, for instance. I haven't read any of Dennis Lehane's books, but a quick browse today revealed that most of them are PI books, which for some reason doesn't appeal to me right now. I think I overdosed earlier this year.

Please recommend?



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