RARA-AVIS: Re:recent finds

From: JIM DOHERTY ( jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com)
Date: 08 Jun 2007


Re your recent acquisitions below:

"The Men from the Boys by Ed Lacy"

Ed Lacy wrote good, hard, fast-moving cop stories. Many regard this as one of his best.

"The Taming of Carney Wilde by Bart Spicer"

The penultimate (and, to many, the best) entry in one of the best, and most underrated PI series of the
'50's. Interesting thing about Wilde is that he starts off following the "Marlowe Paradigm" in every respect, but he doesn't stay there. By TAMING, his little hole-in-the-wall one man shop has grown into one of the largest and most succesful security companies in Pennsylvania, and he's contemplating marriage.

"Cases by Joe Gores"

Several early short stories based, like the DKA series, on his professional experiences as a PI, fused together as a pcaresque novel.

"For Murder I Charge More by Frank McAuliffe"

Though it's a collection of short stories rather than a novel, it won the 1971 Edgar for Best Paperback Original Novel.

Hope that inof helps.


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