Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: The popularity of the Private Investigator

Date: 19 Feb 2006

Doug wrote:

"The DKA novels may be scrupously accurate portrayals of PI offices of their time; I don't know, I don't know anything about PI offices. If you like them for that reason, great. But I've read a few of them and thought "87th Precinct knockoff"."

Out of curiosity, were they the earlier ones? They make a big shift around 32 Cadillacs, when humor becomes a much bigger element (while being no less procedural) -- tellingly, there was a DKA/Parker crossover in an early book, but a DKA/Dortmunder one in 32 Cadillacs.


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