Re: RARA-AVIS: Hello

From: bloozmouse (
Date: 03 Oct 2005

Thanks again guys for your advice and warm welcomes. I'll add those names to the list. I'm goin to start wading through the archives now!

--- In, BaxDeal@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 10/2/05 10:06:44 AM, clinton65@c... writes:
> > Another route you may want to pursue is the one that several of
> > including myself, had as our first introduction to classic noir:
the Black
> > Lizard pb's that were published in the '80's.  Here is a list of
> > releases; keep in mind several of these never actually made it to
> > publication (case in point: the Lansdale and Chaze books), but the
> > overwhelming majority of those listed did and are readily
available through
> > such sites as ABE, eBay, etc..  My personal picks would include
the books by
> > Goodis, Marlowe, Williams, Whittington, Cain, Thompson and
Willeford.  FWIW,
> > Gil Brewer, who was not part of the Black Lizard lineup, is also
a personal
> > favorite of mine.
> >
> in addition to the afore-mentioned, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell
Hammett, Ross
> McDonald, John D. MacDonald, Donald Hamilton and even Mickey
Spillane are all
> pretty much the baseline of required reading. after that, try
some Elmore
> Leonard, James Ellroy, Lawrence Block, Robert Parker, Michael
Connelly, T
> Jefferson Parker, Robert Crais. neo-noirists Jason Starr, Vicki
Hendricks and Kent
> Harrington get a lot of discussion here, for good reason. (and
it's not
> because they're also participants, as is the very entertaining
Terrill Lankford)
> you also can't go wrong with the very literate Ross Thomas and
Walter Mosley
> or the prolific Donald Westlake. many consider James Crumley's
The Last
> Good Kiss one of the finest detective novels ever written
> we'll expect written book reports
> John Lau
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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