From: Harry Joseph Lerner
Sent: January 11, 2009 6:04 PM
Subject: RE: RARA-AVIS: The Hard-Boiled Classics
Regarding the importance of short stories, I think the same could be said for Whitfield. Both his Jo Gar stories and his 'Rainbow Murders' series are worth a look.
I still hold out hope that the latter will see the light of day again as a stand alone novelette, but only time will tell!
________________________________________ From: firstname.lastname@example.org [email@example.com] On Behalf Of DJ-Anonyme@webtv.net [DJ-Anonyme@webtv.net] Sent: January 10, 2009 9:16 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: The Hard-Boiled Classics
"As far as I can tell, however, no Hammett character appears in more
than one book, . . ."
Well, actually, the Continental Op is in two, The Dain Curse and Red
Harvest, three if you include Big Knockover. That said, I don't think
it's necessary to read them in order, and I'm kind of anal about that
kind of thing.
One other thing, I far prefer novels to short stories, but I think you'd
be missing a lot if you don't add Hammett and Chandler's short stories
to your reading list.
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