Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Another cop turned writer

From: Allan Guthrie (
Date: 03 Nov 2008

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    I've only read one Goines (DOPEFIEND), so don't feel qualified to judge, given his output. The book was hardcore and I enjoyed it a lot, for what that's worth.


    > No love for Donald Goines?
    > Jordan
    >> 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
    >> fiction.
    >> Al


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