Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Best noir novel (was Red Right Hand)

Date: 03 Mar 2009

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      Well said Dave [below], couldn't agree more, I chatted to Charles Ardai at The Shamaus awards last year, and we both agreed that Russell Hill's novel was excellent, though I did point out that he needed a British proof-reader, as the he got the price of Fish and Chips completely wrong as well as a couple of other quirky British-ishs, which did not detract from his ROBBIE'S WIFE which I wrote about last year -
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      And as for Robin Cook / Derek Raymond - well his work is noir / charcoal and not for the faint of heart -
      Now I'm gonna have to read Pariah and Small Crimes soon, I just live in perpetual guilt with my book piles, so many damned fine books await my reading glasses!
      In a message dated 03/03/2009 16:16:11 GMT Standard Time, writes:

    For modern noir, going back no more than 10 years, I'd say Robbie's Wife by Russell Hill. Going back a little further, How the Dead Live by Derek Raymond, although I could make a case for any of the first four of his factory series books.


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