--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Bill Crider <macavityabc@...> wrote:
> mrt said: "I was thinking about this while reading or rereading several
> novels during the past month, fine works that have little in common
> thematically... but all feature the extremely clear and focused writing that
> was so characteristic of Hammett... books like Connelly's _The Scarecrow_ ,
> Bill Crider's _Booked for a Hanging_, Jack O'Connell's _The
> Resurrectionist_, as well as the Gores novel we're discussing."
> That's mighty heady company to find myself in! Thanks.
> Bill Crider
Credit where credit is due, Bill. And for people who are not familiar with Bill's Dan Rhodes series, try it... I guarantee you will be hooked. Small town/rural setting, but reaching deep into a society that is prone to violence, treated with humor but without either trivializing the theme or exaggerating it into something Gothic. In other words, it's realistic fiction.
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