Re: RARA-AVIS: Most Hardboiled

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 20 Dec 2006

Bill Crider wrote:

I think it was David Madden who referred to James M. Cain as the thirty-minute egg of the hardboiled writers. I can go along with that. (Maybe miker can help me with the exact phrase.)

*********** I'll give it a look, Bill. When we did the hardboiled criticism month, I went back and reread several essays in his Tough Guys book. I intended to reread Madden's great introduction too, but didn't get around to it.


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