Monday, November 26, 2007

Critic's chart: six American noir masters

Barry Forshaw, author of The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction, named a "critic's chart" of "six American noir masters" for the London Times.

One prolific master who made the cut:
Donald Westlake aka Richard Stark
Westlake is nonpareil, but aficionados have a sneaking regard for the spare, existential Parker novels that he wrote as Stark.
Read more about Forshaw's list.

--Marshal Zeringue