Re: RARA-AVIS: Paul Feval

From: Jess Nevins (
Date: 06 Feb 2007

-----Original Message-----
>From: ninposamurai <>
>Hi. I recently read about,Paul Feval,in,Shadowmen by Jean-Marc and
>Randy Lofficier.I don't think i've heard of him,before. I was surprised
>to learn that he wrote the first detective novel,John Devil,in
>1862,according to the book. They say his work was noir.Anyone read
>any,of his books? Thanks. --------------- Jeff Brown

I've read a few, and while they're enjoyable Victorian pulp fun, I don't really think they meet the qualifications--mine, at least--of noir. But they are definitely worth seeking out.


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