If you want
a sheriff in rural settings, then go for John Mac Partland’s I’LL SEE YOU IN
HELL which is a first class HB/noir novel. Though and violent.
CHEAT by Peter Duncan: rural, ironic, caustic and a good novel with a sheriff battling
against bigotry…. Not to be missed.
HOT SPOT –
Charles Williams – dark, noir and twisted. In a small town. Sheriff is not the
center of the story.
of Williams, why not his masterpiece of humor, tongue in cheek, 100% rural with
a sheriff as secondary character of great importance: THE DIAMOND BIKINI
others, of course, but this is a good start.
--- En date de : Sam 11.7.09, Shannon Clute <email@example.com> a écrit :
De: Shannon Clute <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Objet: RARA-AVIS: Best Sheriff Mysteries (was "western vs noir, cowboy vs private eye")
À: email@example.com Date: Samedi 11 Juillet 2009, 18h09
This thread has made me realize that I haven't read enough fiction
that walks that western/noir tightrope.
I'm especially interested in finding titles written or set between
1940 and 1955, featuring a rural sheriff as the protagonist (such as
Jim Thompson--a personal favorite--but perhaps where the Sheriff has a
few more redeeming qualities).
Thanks a lot,
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