Re: RARA-AVIS: The Lady In The Morgue

From: Tapani Bagge (
Date: 29 Apr 2007

Yeah, it's great. The best one in the Crane series. Headed for the Hearse (which I translated into Finnish some 20 years ago; my very first book-length translation) is almost as good, and the rest are all fun to read, too. There are five books in the series.

Latimer wrote some pretty good movies scripts, too. I just saw his version of Hammett's The Glass Key, and it was a powerful film, although Alan Ladd never was a very convincing tough guy. Brian Donleavy saved a lot. His role reminded me of the one in The Great McGinty by Preston Sturges. That one I also saw recently. Great movie, too. Hardboiled and hilarious.

Tapani Bagge

ninposamurai kirjoitti 27.4.2007 kello 20.41:

> Hi.I just read,Jonathan Latimer's The Lady In The Morgue.I think
> it's a
> great book.Very funny.Have any of you read it? ------ Jeff

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