RARA-AVIS: Top Rated HCC titles on GoodReads.com

From: Jeff Vorzimmer ( jvorzimmer@austin.rr.com)
Date: 19 May 2008

Here are the top-rated Hard Case Crime novels on GoodReads.com. I've been watching the ratings for about six months and they haven't changed much, except with new releases such as Charles' and Christa Faust's, which debuted in the top ten. The rating is a five star system.

Songs of Innocence Richard Aleas 4.11 A Touch of Death Charles Williams 4.05 Little Girl Lost Richard Aleas 3.94 The Wounded and the Slain David Goodis 3.90 Say It with Bullets Richard Powell 3.88 The Vengeful Virgin Gil Brewer 3.85 Fade to Blonde Max Phillips 3.83 Money Shot Christa Faust 3.81 The Girl with the Long Green Heart Lawrence Block 3.80 The Gutter and the Grave Ed McBain 3.74

Here are the bottom five: Dead Street Mickey Spillane 3.04 Witness to Myself Seymour Shubin 3.00 The Colorado Kid Stephen King 2.90 The Guns of Heaven Pete Hamill 2.81 Straight Cut Madison Smartt Bell 2.70


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