Solomon Jones (http://www.solomonjones.com/) might be a place to start. I
read his Pipe Dream, which was good but not my style enough to buy another
> What I've read and skimmed has been pretty lousy, but the genre has
> got a real base of writers, booksellers, and readers. Here's a New
> York Times article about the move of these books into libraries:
> Besides, it's not as if every Holloway House, or dare I say Gold
> Medal, was worth reading. As within every cultural field, Sturgeon's
> Law that 90% is crap more than applies. Now how do we find the <10%
> that works for us?
> --- In email@example.com, "jacquesdebierue"
> <jacquesdebierue@...> wrote:
>> If there are worthy or promising hardboiled or noir authors of street
>> lit, perhaps we should take a look, no?
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