RARA-AVIS: Dan Marlowe (was: Re: Jim Thompson recommendations?)

From: davezeltserman (davezelt@rcn.com)
Date: 27 Aug 2008

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    Ron, I agree about Never Live Twice, Vengeance Man, and Strong Arm. I'll have to look for Backfire. About Endless Hour--I've heard other people rave about it, and maybe I'll have to reread that one, but wasn't too fond about it the first time I read it. Years ago I thought I hit paydirt finding a stack of Marlowe's Operation books at a used bookstore, and was disappointed in the lot of them, partly because they lacked the fierceness of Death, and partly because of the softcore porn stuff he threw into them.


    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Ron Clinton" <clinton65@...> wrote:
    > > -----Original Message-----
    > > From: rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com
    [mailto:rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com] On
    > > Behalf Of davezeltserman
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    > > Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: Jim Thompson recommendations?
    > > Name of the Game is Death might
    > > be my three favorite crime fiction books.
    > Slight drift: couldn't agree more with the Dan Marlowe
    reference...been a
    > while since I tried ranking by genre, but NAME would probably be on
    my Top
    > Five List, certainly Top Ten. THE VENGENCE MAN, NEVER LIVE TWICE,
    > ONE ENDLESS HOUR and STRONGARM are also terrific reads. FOUR FOR
    > is also quite good.
    > Ron C.

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