Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Murray Sinclair?

From: J.C. Hocking (
Date: 20 Mar 2009

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    Sinclair's books are solid, enjoyable hardboiled tales of sunny Califonia. The only weak spot I remember is a common one for the genre, he's skilled at most every aspect of the modern hardboiled mystery with the possible exception of putting together a convoluted mystery plot.  His tales tend to ball up a bit toward the close, but then so did Chandler's, so I can't much hold that against Mr. Sinclair. I recall that the first two (Tough Luck LA and Only in LA) won a number of awards, so I'm not the only one who enjoyed them.

    --- On Fri, 3/20/09, m23to53 <> wrote:

    From: m23to53 <> Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: Murray Sinclair? To: Date: Friday, March 20, 2009, 10:26 AM

    I don't personally know anyhting about him, but I gather he has an entry in the online 'Contemporary Authors' database which can be accessed from your local library? If you can't let me know I can get a copy tosend to you.

    regards John

    --- In rara-avis-l@ yahoogroups. com, "Mark D. Nevins" <nevins_mark@ ...> wrote:
    > Can anyone tell me anything about Murray Sinclair, who has several titles in the Black Lizard line?
    > I can't find anything on the internet, other than info for a Canadian judge whom I assume is not the same person. Brief reviews or opinions of his books (ONLY IN L.A. and TOUGH LUCK L.A.) would also be appreciated if anyone is up for it.
    > Is Sinclair the least-famous "Black Lizard" writer?
    > Thanks,
    > Mark Nevins


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