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

From: Karin Montin (
Date: 11 Oct 2006

He's a member, and was talking about his books here as recently as last month.


At 08:59 AM 11/10/2006 -0700, Jim Doherty wrote:

>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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