RARA-AVIS: Re: occult PIs

From: Kat Richardson ( kathyr136@comcast.net)
Date: 10 Jun 2008

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, John Armstrong <pachuco@...> wrote:
> Thanks Kat - I'll look for Shetterly.

I forgot an earlier work of his: FINDER which is set in Teri Windling's Nevernever universe, about a guy with a psychic power to find lost things in a borderland between the land of Faery and the Realm of Men. Sometimes the lost things don't want to be found and the feel of this particular book in the series is definitely bleak PI stuff.

And Simon Green's Nightside books are kind of in a similar vein, but considerably more hardboiled than most--about an investigator who works in the the "square mile of Hell" in an occult-ridden London.

> BTW, M W Wellman's name came up in a recent post and that got me on -
> don't ask how my brain works - a jag about three-name authors and pulp,
> and the first that came to mine was Robert Leslie Bellem.
> I thought his stuff was dreadful, but it had an outrageous,
> charm regardless. At least it did 30 years ago, when I last read any of
> his stories.

I think I've missed those altogether, or read them so long ago I've forgotten--as you can see, I have a bit of a Swiss cheese memory.... ;)

Kat Richardson

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