RARA-AVIS: Re: Your Favorite Tough Guys

From: Dave Zeltserman ( davezelt@comcast.net)
Date: 18 Feb 2005

Thinking about this a little longer, probably the toughest guy in crime fiction was Frank Mansfield, title character of Willeford's Cockfighter.

Also, moving away from specific characters, which writers wrote the toughest? These are my choices, writers who writing just exuded toughness:

1) Dashiell Hammett 2) Charles Willeford 3) Dan Marlowe 4) Paul Cain 5) Mickey Spillane

-Dave Z.

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, David Wright <dwright333@y...> wrote:
> Hey, gang.
> Quick poll, for those that want to have one -
> who are your favorite two-fisted,
> ask-questions-later hardboiled tough guys,
> detective, cop or vigilante? In particular, who
> are some great lesser-known examples - I'm
> working on a column, and everyone knows Spenser
> and Burke and Parker and Hammer, but who do you
> rank among the great unknowns?
> David Wright
> =====
> David Wright - Seattle Public Library Fiction Dept.
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