Re: RARA-AVIS: list from over-the-pond Times

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 21 Apr 2008

--- In, Patrick King <abrasax93@...> wrote:
> Come on! Scott Turow & Sara Pretsky make the cut but
> Tony Hillerman doesn't. When in comes to writing
> plots, Hillerman can stand shoulder to shoulder with
> the best. He blows Turow & Pretsky out of the park.
> Agatha Christie is number 3? For what? Selling books?
> She's one of the worst crime writers of all time. Her
> success is driven by the vast number of undiscerning
> readers in the world.

Christie wrote great plots, though. And remember that the list of 50 best was for mystery writers in general, not just hardboiled or noir. About Hillerman, I realize I haven't read that much by him. Probably four or five novels, which were good but didn't leave much of a sediment.



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