Re: RARA-AVIS: Hard-Boiled Anthology/Finds

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 03 Jul 2005

I want to thank whoever recommended Bart Spicer some time back persuasively enough to get me to buy Blues for the Prince, which I'm now enjoying.


T. Kent Morgan asked:
> Yesterday I came across a thrift shop hardcover of Hard-Boiled, an
> anthology published by Oxford University Press and edited by Bill
> Pronzini. As often happens with books of this type, I didn't know if
> the majority of the stories have been reprinted in other collections
> that I have in my library. In fact, I thought I might have purchased a
> TPB copy during one of my trips to England, but it turned out that I
> didn't. Any comments on the contents and should I go back and buy it?
> Brief comments from John Williams and Mike Ripley on Amazon were
> positive.
> I always enjoy reading about the finds of list members so has anybody
> been lucky lately?

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