Re: RARA-AVIS: Top 100 Characters

From: Mark Francis (
Date: 19 Jun 2006

No Max Thursday?

William Denton <> wrote: Back in April 2002 (over four years ago now!) Mr. Dante and Mr. Blumenthal took votes for the best characters from books and stories. The top 100 ended up having 111 names on it, with the top five being Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, The Continental Op, Lew Archer, and Matthew Scudder and Parker tied at five. For easy reference I put the whole list here:

If we did it now I bet some Ken Bruen characters would be in there.


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : :

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