Re: RARA-AVIS: Hard-Boiled Series Characters...Looking for Recommendations

From: David Wright (
Date: 18 Feb 2007

Richard Barre's Wil Hardesty series has a similar feel to Bosch. If you don't mind jumping the pond, I bet you'd enjoy Ian Rankin's Inspector Rebus books and John Harvey's Charlie Resnick books. I'd also read James Crumley's series, and you might go back to Ross MacDonald's Lew Archer books, which stand up very well. Loren Estleman's Amos Walker, Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone, Jeremiah Healey's Cuddy books. If cops are okay, you should dip into K.C. Constantine's books, Ed Dee, and of course Ed McBain. I second the Dennis LeHane series, and might add S.J. Rozan and Harlan Coben's Myron Bolitar stuff. Oh, and Walter Moseley's Easy Rawlins.

There, that's about 790 books, all top-drawer stuff...

        David Wright - Seattle Public Library Fiction Dept.
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