RARA-AVIS: Re: Suggestions for monthly topics requested

From: Curt Purcell ( curtpurcell@hotmail.com)
Date: 08 Oct 2007

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "jacquesdebierue"
<jacquesdebierue@...> wrote:
> If anyone has a suggestion for monthly topics of discussion, please
> email me privately or post the suggestions here. One that occurred to
> me after reading Fred Zackel's excellent post on the "willie" as
> driving force for many noir stories is "sex as a driving force in
> hardboiled and noir", or something like that. Thanks for any
> forthcoming suggestions.

Funny you should mention that--I'm right in the middle of NOIROTICA and getting ready to interview editor Thomas Roche. Charles Ardai has a pretty cool story in there about a divorce detective. Having recently read his two Hard Case novels, it was interesting to see in this early piece some hints and anticipations of what was to come.

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