LNH/META: The Pleasures of Plot

Tom Russell milos_parker at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 1 14:05:14 PST 2006

Jamie Rosen wrote:
> >Some like their mysteries in the "cozy" tradition,
> >others like Chandler (or, for that matter, Spillane).
> Never one to leave a nit unpicked, I'd like to point out that Chandler
> and Spillane are pretty far from the "cozy" mystery tradition. A cozy
> mystery is something like Miss Marple; perhaps the best example would
> be _Murder She Wrote_ -- specifically those set in Cabot Cove, whose
> small town New England atmosphere pretty much epitomises the genre.
> Chandler and Spillane are in the pulp/PI tradition -- hell, it could be
> argued that they practically *are* that tradition.

And that's what I said: some people prefer cozy, while OTHERS prefer
Chandler, Spillane & co. :-)


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