Re: RARA-AVIS: recent reads

Date: 26 Feb 2008

In a message dated 2/25/08 8:49:37 PM, writes:
> I've read all his books through THE FALLEN. I thought
> SILENT JOE and CALIFORNIA GIRLS  especially good. .
> Since I believe both won Edgars I guess I'm not
> unique. I never heard his being of the Ross McDonald
> school. Most don't have recurring protagonists and
> most of their protagonists belong to some police force
> in Orange County or San Diego.
you're right in the differences. I draw the parallel from Parker's recurring use of "the sins of the father" motif. long ago crime left festering, then emerging like 40 year cicadas

John Lau

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