Re: RARA-AVIS: Mysteries That Bloom in Spring

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 02 Aug 2007

I'm not familiar with the ex-cons or with Hallahan, Winslow, Salisbury, or Coltrane, but I know the names of the rest. Not that many are the kinds of books discussed here. Joy

Gonzalo Baeza asked:

> This is an interesting Time article from 1978 on new trends and names
> in mystery fiction. It's funny how parts of it read like they were
> written in 2007, especially the arguments about the critics' disdain
> for crime fiction (not that they were new in 1978, anyway).
> I found the list of books and writers to watch pretty interesting and I
> wonder how it's held up in time. What does everyone think? Myself, I'd
> never heard of at least half the books on it.

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