Saturday, November 03, 2007

Addenda

This is why I shoudn't make lists--I listed some current innovators in crime fiction tonight and somehow overlooked Allan Guthrie, one of the best.

1 comment:

Fred Blosser said...

In the '60s and '70s, Guthrie, Bruen and company would have been in mass-market paperback. Being in trade pb (alongside Roth, Russo, THE KITE RUNNER, etc) gives them more cred I suppose with those who only read "literary" fiction. But I do miss those days when you could walk into almost any drug store, bus station, or dime store, and see a big rack of paperbacks.

Agree that we're oversaturated with serial killers and vampires. I'm surprised that some enterprising publisher hasn't dangled big bucks to team Thomas Harris and Anne Rice to write HANNIBAL MEETS LESTAT.