Re: RARA-AVIS: Rara Avis top 50 Crime Fiction

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 27 Apr 2008

--- In, "jsbuturn" <ishantriv@...> wrote:
> It's a pleasant surprise to see writers like Ross Thomas, Ted Lewis and
> Jonathan Latimer making it to the list. At the same time I am saddened
> to see that some of the most brilliant books Like 'Black Wings Has My
> Angel' or 'Death's Sweet Song' loose out because Elliot Chaze or
> Clifton Adams couldn't repeat the magic. The top ten of this list is
> like anybody's guess but the list is too crowded with names who might
> not last long for the honor on such a list, if Rara Avis votes after
> say 10 years.

Of course. Though a lot of the names are established and their authors dead for a while... It's a game, though. I doubt that raravians read based on popularity rankings. Personally, what I'm looking for is new authors who write ambitious stuff, strong voices, regardless of whether they develop a career on a high level or just write a few good books, or just one... that's good enough.



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