RARA-AVIS: Re:Rare Books: Miss Doll, Go Home

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 28 Dec 2008

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Dick Lochte" <dlochte@...> wrote:
    > Re beatniks in p.i. novels:
    > Ross Macdonald's The Zebra-Striped Hearse
    > Thomas B. Dewey's A Sad Song Singing.
    > The latter is not one of Dewey's best, though it gives a pretty
    > portrait of the times. In his later career, Dewey seemed to shift a
    > from his Hammett-inspired lean, objective writing, dipping into
    > sentimentality, as he does here. Still, it's well worth reading. Dewey
    > remains among the most underappreciated of the followers of Hammett.

    Also, totally out of print. I like Dewey and I don't find him inferior to Ross Macdonald. I don't know that Dewey ever had a champion among reviewers, maybe that's the problem.



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