RARA-AVIS: Re: Peter Rabe

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 04 Sep 2009

  • Next message: Jeff Vorzimmer: "Re: RARA-AVIS: Peter Rabe"

    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "davezeltserman" <Dave.Zeltserman@...> wrote:
    > I recently started reading Rabe also, two of his Daniel Port books that the old Black Lizard reprinted, Dig My Grave Deep & The Out is Death. I enjoyed both of them. The writing seemed like a mix of Hammett and Paul Cain, and both were solid Gold Medals, each under 150 pages, nothing bloated with either of them! The bookseller who gave me these strongly recommended "Kill the Boss Good-bye", so that's the next one I'll be looking for. HE also gave me a couple of Howard Browne crime novels, which I'll be reading soon.

    He does hardboiled very well -- and he is also a fine humorist. Good combination of talents, not necessarily in the same books, obviously. I have a very good memory of _Kill the Boss Good-bye_, great read. Another great one is _The Box_. This one may be in print.



    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 04 Sep 2009 EDT