RE: RARA-AVIS: Historical analysis books...

From: Ron Clinton (
Date: 21 Feb 2009

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    > I suggest that you check :
    > THE BIG BOOK OF NOIR - Caroll & Graf, 1998
    > A collection of articles and short essays, dealing also with publishers
    > authors of the paperbacks era. Very interesting and informative as it
    > a wide scope of topics all related to noir/hardboiled field;

    Agreed -- this is an outstanding reference book. The essays on Charles Williams and Gil Brewer alone are worth the price of admission. The add'l essays on Rabe, Woolrich, Whittington, Lion Books, et al are all icing on the cake.

    Ron C.

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