"Dewey himself may have seen himself as a disciple of Chandler, even
picking up a title from Chandler's "Simple Art of Murder" essay."
And the name of the murder victim in Dewey's The Mean Streets is Bill
"Oh, one other thing. Much as I love Pronzini's work, both fiction and
non-fiction, I've always had a bit of a problem with 1001 MIDNIGHTS. As
wonderful a resource as it is and as invaluable I've found it over the
years, . . ."
A resource I found invaluable in expanding past the big names is Private
Eyes: 101 Knights: A Survey of American Detective Fiction 1922-1984 by
Robert A Baker and Michael T. Nietzel. Among others, it set off my
decades long, pre-internet search for James Reasoner's Texas Wind.
Thank you Point Blank Press for finally making it available again.
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