--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "J.C. Hocking" <jchocking@...> wrote:
> 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.
Thanks, I'll keep an eye out for this author. The name is new to me. Speaking of California hardboiled, I found several Roger Simon novels in a box and I think I'll give him the treatment. I'll report back. I like the series a lot way back when.
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