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

From: Allan Guthrie (
Date: 27 Apr 2008

Back in 2000 (before I joined), rara-avians compiled a list of writers that
'blew them away'. Makes for an interesting comparison with the current list.


----- Original Message ----- From: "jsbuturn" <>
> 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.

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