Re: RARA-AVIS: Recent acquisitions

From: Doug Bassett (
Date: 27 Dec 2005

--- wrote:

> Someone (Doug B? sorry, the name went past me) asked
> about new books. I got my
> hands finally on some Hard Case Crime and Point
> Blank Press books (I have no
> credit card and had to ask a friend of mine to order
> these). I'll be reading
> them and posting impressions here, I think pretty
> soon. I don't think anyone's
> mentioned Peter Pavia's DUTCH UNCLE. Is it any
> good?*

Nah, it wasn't me, I just responded. I didn't like DUTCH UNCLE, though it starts strong. I still think the best new Hard Case is Max Phillips's FADE TO BLONDE.

> I also found quite nice books in fleamarkets and
> similar venues, for example,
> fellow Rara-avian Fred Zackel's COCAINE AND BLUE

This is another hobby horse I ride hard here, but I really think COCAINE is one of the great Seventies novels in the genre.


Doug Bassett

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