RARA-AVIS: Re: Best Contemporary Hardboiled Author?

From: McKenna Jordan ( mckenna@murderbooks.com)
Date: 04 Dec 2006

Wow, such great suggestions here on contemporary hard-boiled lit. But, you can't forget the ladies... Megan Abbott (DIE A LITTLE and THE SONG IS YOU) and Sara Gran (COME CLOSER and DOPE). Another standout debut this year is SHARP OBJECTS by Gillian Flynn, it's gritty, grim and quite chilling.

Harry and Aldo, just for the record, David ("Mr. Hardboiled" here at MBTB) still hasn't read L. A. REX. That's my pick for best hardboiled debut this year and he's just been passing along the recommendation. It's such a violent, relentless read, it's tough not to love it.

One more... THE BLONDE, by Duane Swierczynski. Great!


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