Malcolm Braly (as Bill already mentioned) and Chester Himes are two
excellent novelists. Braly's best novel ON THE YARD is a symphony of
verisimilitude. Chester Himes is most famous for his police procedurals set
in Harlem, which contain very little in the way of procedure. And as far as
I recall Himes hardly ever set foot in Harlem. Terrific series, though.
Especially recommended if you like a bit of black humour in your crime
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Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Another cop turned writer
> Jon wrote:
> "As for the convict writers, aside from Iceberg Slim, they are new to
> me, any worth pursuing?"
> I'll second Edward Bunker, especially No Beast So Fierce (AKA Straight
> Time), a classic. His others aren't bad, either.
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