Posted: Jul 20, 2007 11:56 pm
Marlowe's series "Drake" is his weakest that he milked all the way down. "Name of the Game is Death" is pretty excellent.
Gil Brewer anyone? YIKES
For sheer page-turning suspense, Charles Williams. My fav is "River Girl" altho he's got quite a few good ones, both sea yarns or not.
Thompson was the least gifted writer of the bunch, but he had a helluva outlook on life.
and while we're at it, why not mention John D. MacDonald? Is "Flash of Green" one of the best Florida novels ever written?
here's a new publisher, got some nice editions out
and Hard Case crime has the lurid covers you need!