Re: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled with pets?

From: Richard Moore (
Date: 19 Sep 2008

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    --- In, "E.H. Borgers" <ehborg@...> wrote:
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    > There's a magnificent dog "character" in Crumley's "The Last Good
    > that follows the PI in all the bars, and drinks as much as his elected
    > master…

    Crumley introduced the dog in one of the great opening lines in detective fiction: "When I finally caught up with Abraham Trahearne, he was drinking beer with an alcoholic bulldog named Fireball Roberts in a ramshackle joint just outside of Sonoma, California drinking the heart right out of a fine spring afternoon."

    The bulldog's namesake was an early NASCAR star winning the Daytona 500 in 1962 and dying after a bad crash and burn at the Charlotte 600 in 1964.

    Richard Moore

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