Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Hardboiled financial?

From: Nathan Cain (
Date: 17 Oct 2008

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    John D. MacDonald, who had a business degree, wrote about financial and real estate scams. Pale Gray for Guilt prominently features one, and Barrier Island, which was one of his final books, was about a real estate scam that goes wrong. I liked it a lot.

    On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 11:59 AM, JIM DOHERTY <>wrote:

    > Mark,
    > Re your comment below:
    > "And under the name Mark Sadler, Dennis Lynds wrote a series about a
    > private investigator who plied his trade in a corporate setting. Can't
    > remember if any of those corporations who employed him were financial,
    > but given Lynds's leftist politics, it wouldn't surprise me a bit."
    > Good catch! Dennis also wrote a series about a PI named Kane Jackson who
    > also specialized in industrial, big business cases. He wrote these as
    > "William Arden."
    > And doesn't Don Winslow's CALIFORNIA FIRE & LIFE, featuring an insurance
    > investigator who specializes in arson, hinge on some sort of high finance
    > scam?
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