Re: Father Figure (was Re: RARA-AVIS: Positions still open)

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 13 Aug 2008

  • Next message: Michael Jeter: "Re: Father Figure (was Re: RARA-AVIS: Positions still open)"

    By his own standards Sallis is neither a hard-boiled nor a noir author. He honestly considers himself a "literary writer". Got this straight from the horse's mouth last year when I had him signed on to be on the Bouchercon Noir Panel (along with Vicki Hendricks, Bill Cameron, and Ken Bruen) and he abruptly changed his mind at the literal last minute and backed out, citing the fact that he really wasn't a noir/hb guy.

    I know he was a guest author of the month here years back, but there you have it.

    On 8/13/08, <> wrote:
    > Mario wrote;
    > "I don't know why these PIs don't have children."
    > Well, it would certainly hurt the lone wolf image. As Michael pointed
    > out, few HB PIs have ongoing relationships with the opposite sex (and
    > many of those conveniently die or vanish between books), so if they had
    > kids, they would most likely be from a one night stand. For instance,
    > McGee's daughter first showed up as a young adult. Oh, same with the
    > daughter in Sallis's latest series.
    > Mark

    [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 13 Aug 2008 EDT