RARA-AVIS: Re: RARA AVIS should do a list!

From: jacquesdebierue ( jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 18 Apr 2008

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Dave Zeltserman" <dz@...> wrote:
> I need something to distract me from my current book (at that point
> where it's a bit like pulling teeth--will get better after pushing
> through another 50 pages or so). People here want to email me their
> top 25 crime fiction writers by midnight next Thursday, I'll tally it
> up using MVP-type voting (1st place votes get 25 points, 2nd place 24
> points, etc.), and I'll post the top 50 results here.

Here is mine (I put a premium on originality and I'm picking hardboiled and noir) as of today:

Raymond Chandler Dashiell Hammett Charles Willeford Donald Westlake Ross Thomas

Elmore Leonard Chester Himes Georges Simenon James Cain Nathanael West

Jim Thompson Cornell Woolrich Jason Starr David Goodis Gil Brewer

Lawrence Block James Ellroy Newton Thornburg Michael Connelly Walter Mosley

Patricia Highsmith James Sallis K.C. Constantine William Campbell Gault Ross Macdonald



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