Re: RARA-AVIS: stephen greenleaf

From: Doug Bassett (
Date: 17 Feb 2006

I don't know if he's the "greatest...of them all" but he's usually my pick for the most underrated writer of his era. In a just world, he'd have had the career Robert Parker had (and vice versa).

I also like Arthur Lyons a lot too, although Lyons wrote his fair share of duff books, and I've never met a Greenleaf I didn't like.


--- hundsohn <> wrote:

> greenleaf is the greatest hardboiled author of them
> all
> he has accomplished the task that failed chandler,
> hammett, spillane or others
> he has made a real series that is a polished
> artefact of its own
> and he has shown the realities an author must work
> nowadays
> under (similar to a p.i. or a lawyer )
> and he has lead in "ellipsis" marsh to the end of
> the fairy tale -
> so the author and the reader have to be silent !

Doug Bassett

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