Re: RARA-AVIS: Great Group!

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 15 Feb 2008

Hard to tell, because I never counted, and it depends on your definition of noir and hardboiled. I've been reading in the genre since I was 8 or 9, which was a long time ago, when Earl Stanley Gardner was putting out best-sellers. Do I start enumerating with those? How does Perry Mason fit in the categories? In or out? Bertha Lam? At least a thousand. Maybe tens of thousands.
    Still, scarcely a day goes by on this list that I don't come across an author or a book title I've never heard of. Joy

J.B. asked:
          Hi. I like noir and all kinds of hard-boiled fiction. My favorite is hard-boiled private detective stories. This is a great group! I've learned a lot here. Thank you very much! How many noir/hard-boiled books do you think you've read? Thanks Again!

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