Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: The 150 Best Harboiled/Noir 1929-69

From: Jeff Vorzimmer (
Date: 09 Jan 2008

> Why should one leave behind novels like 'Sin-Pit' (Paul
> Meskil), 'Inquest' (Percieval Wilde), 'Mr. Bowling Buys A Newspaper'
> (Donald Henderson), ; authors like Bruno Fischer, Richard Sale, David
> Karp, Don Tracy, Eleazar Lipsky, Frederic Brown, Kenneth Fearing,
> William Krasner, Willard Motley and Jay Dratler? Or is it that we all
> go by our biases and a true checklist is not possible?

Some excellent titles there. As popular as Bruno Fischer was, I don't know that I would include him in a top 150 or even top 200 list. Although I do like House of Flesh and Restless Hands. Kenneth Fearing's The Big Clock is on the list and Fredric Brown is well represented with seven titles.


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