Re: RARA-AVIS: Evangelical Christian Hard-Boiled PI's

From: Allan Guthrie (
Date: 11 Oct 2006

Unless I'm much mistaken, I believe Brandt Dodson was the guy who inspired the discussion.

While I'm here, there's an excellent interview in the latest Crime Spree with Martyn Waites by the always evangelical Ray Banks:


  ----- Original Message -----
  Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 4:59 PM
  Subject: RARA-AVIS: Evangelical Christian Hard-Boiled PI's

  Some time ago there was a question on the list about
  whether or not there'd ever been any hard-boiled PI
  novels published for the Evangelical Market.

  Advertised in the latest issues of both MYSTERY SCENE
  and CRIMESPREE is the latest book by a writer named
  Brandt Dodson, a self-proclaimed fan of Hammett and
  Chandler, who's written three novels about a
  hard-boiled PI named Colton Parker for the Evangelical
  Christian publisher Harvest House.

  His website's here:

  if anyone's interested.

  Haven't read the books, so can't comment on them, but,
  as described, the Parker character seemed to fit most
  of the elements of the "Marlowe Pradigm," and Dodson
  makes it clear that he's trying to combine his
  religious convictions with the Hammett/Chandler


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