Re: RARA-AVIS: Seeking mystery novel

From: Karin Montin (
Date: 03 Sep 2010

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      Al and Ali,

    I think my author was repeating the Algren rules. I read the Wikipedia summary and there a ton of things happening in the Algren book that I have absolutely no recollection of. That's no guarantee that I haven't read it anyway, but I would've thought something would ring a bell. Now I must add Walk on the Wild Side to my neverending list.

    On 03/09/2010 1:42 PM, Allan Guthrie wrote:
    > Nelson Algren's A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE?
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "Karin Montin"<>
    >> Years ago I read a novel that had the protagonist chasing the bad guys
    >> (or somebody) from one small town to another in the southern U.S. A lot
    >> of the towns had hot springs and were former spas, so there were big,
    >> rundown old hotels. It was the first time I ever heard "Never eat at a
    >> place named Ma's" and "Never play poker with a man named Doc."
    >> Anyone know what book that might have been?

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