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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: m23to53 <email@example.com>
Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: Murray Sinclair?
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.
--- 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?
> Mark Nevins
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