Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Noir then, Noir now

From: Jeff Vorzimmer (
Date: 21 Jun 2009

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    > Another really good example is Robbie's Wife by Russel Hill. This book has a very slow buildup (which is
    > needed), and the descent when it happens is devastating. A great noir book, but doubtful any NY houses
    > would have touched it, but fortunately Hardcase isn't the typical NY publisher.

    I thought Robbie's Wife was hilarious, but when I mentioned it on the list, everybody who remarked on my observation said they didn't see it as such. I thought the humor might have been too dry and too subtle for all but Brits, which is a bit ironic since Russell Hill is American.


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