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

From: Nathan Cain (
Date: 18 Feb 2007

If you like John D. Macdonald you could try Rick Boyer's Doc Adams series. I'm not sure if they're still in print, but you shouldn't have too hard a time findng them in a used bookstore. Skip The Whale's Footprints, though. That one stunk. Try Billingsgate Shoal or Gone to Earth.

On 2/16/07, hgleejr <> wrote:
> Greetings,
> Long-time lurker, first-time poster here...I was wondering what
> series characters I may have missed in my detective biliophily of the
> past two decades. For context, I am a *HUGE* Travis McGee, Harry
> Bosch, Spenser, and Matthew Scudder fan. I also enjoy the Lucas
> Davenport series (and, to a lesser extent, the Alex Cross series).
> I've seen postings on this list about Harry Crews and James Cain, and
> I'm wondering whether there are authors that have written series
> characters that I might enjoy. I am quite familiar with Chandler,
> Spillane, Stout, and Hammett, but I'm always looking for the
> overlooked, so to speak.
> I would welcome any suggestions (on or off list) that might uncover
> the next series character to keep me off the streets. Thank you for
> your time, and I look forward to the suggestions!
> Best Regards,
> -H.G. Lee

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