Re: RARA-AVIS: Edgars

From: William Denton (
Date: 07 Feb 2005

On 7 February 2005, Juri Nummelin wrote:

: Booze and the Private Eye: Alcohol in the Hard-Boiled Novel by
: Rita Elizabeth Rippetoe (McFarland &Co.)
: It was in the non-fiction category. Has anybody read it?

Looks like Mr. Smith did. On the Thrilling Detective web site, he says,
"Who'd a thunk it? A fascinating and well-argued look at hooch and the gumshoe, featuring an overview of the genre, and a close look at the works of Chandler, Hammett, Spillane, Parker and Lawrence Block, plus a chapter of booze and female eyes."

There's a page on its publisher's web site (but the links to the TOC and excepts are empty):


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : : Caveat lector.

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