RARA-AVIS: Re: Female protagonists in hard-boiled fiction

From: uplandharmabooks ( uplandharmabooks@yahoo.com)
Date: 27 Dec 2006

Hi Robert-

Another poster also suggested your book. Although it wasn't written in the era I was looking for, I still put it on my wishlist and am hoping to be able to get it soon. I think finding books written in the 1930s-1950s with a female protagonist is going to be hard, but again, hunting is part of the fun. Thanks again and keep up the good work
(Baby Shark looks really good)!


--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Robert Bealmear <rbealmear@...> wrote:
> Hi, Amy -
> Kristin Van Dijk, the seventeen-year-old protagonist
> in Baby Shark set in the 1950s, is forced to watch her
> father murdered and then is raped and beaten by three
> men. She is left to die in a burning building, but
> survives to take revenge. Just thought this title
> might fit in.
> Best regards,
> Robert Fate
> I keep wondering about the reviewer of Branded Woman
> who piqued my curiosity to begin with by mentioning
> the noir "sub-division" of women's revenge stories;
> does this category really exist or was she
> exaggerating? . But I remind myself that the hunt for
> these books is part of the pleasure!
> Amy
> Robert Fate, author of Baby Shark & Baby Shark's Beaumont Blues
> Robert Fate Bealmear
> www.robertfate.com

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