Thanks for the precisions and ideas...and since the only one I know in the
group is Bruen...and since hešs the best thing I have read since Manchette,
Daennincxk, Jonquet and Montalban...Išll put him on top too...
By the way, just finished Le Silence de la Pluie de Luiz Alfredo
Garcia-Roza, translated from the Brasilian Portuguese into French...and the
title says that is it ŗan investigation of detective Espinosaš...Excellent
book located in Rio...Has it been translated into English and/or have other
books by him been translated...???
Also: anybody in Rara knowing of any mystery/crime story/noir...etc...
(English/Spanish/French) written on or about Costa Rica or by a Costa Rican writer...???
Many thanks for any info along these lines...
On 4/22/09 9:28 AM, "Brian Thornton" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> A couple of thoughts here:
> It's not entirely accurate to say that Tana French won the "Debut Edgar" for
> INTO THE WOODS. She actually won it for "Best First Novel By An American
> Author" (she was born in the States, and lived here for maybe three minutes
> before being packed off to the U.K.), which sparked no little bit of
> controversy among those folks who follow this sort of thing.
> As for her book, I certainly wouldn't have put it on a top ten list of Irish
> crime books as long as RILKE ON BLACK or any of Ken Bruen's other myriad
> fine works is around to occupy that open spot. French's book struck me as a
> less-than-successful riff on Lehane's MYSTIC RIVER.
> Lastly, I agree that Hughes' book is a terrific piece of writing, but I'd
> have to swap its place as number one with Bruen's THE GUARDS at number two.
> The first of the Jack Taylor books is easily the most influential writing to
> come out of the Emerald Isle since Yeats was laid "Under Ben Bulben."
> All the Best-
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