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Jack Fuller and the View from the Midwest

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The novelist concerned with the culture of a particular city at a particular time is a familiar figure. To find a home in the market for fiction, often such authors have resorted to crime.  Among the several that I have read with enthusiasm over the years are Dorothy Sayers, on London in the 1920s; Rex Stout, on New York in the ’30s, Raymond Chandler, on Los Angles in the ’40s; and George Higgins, on Boston in the ’70s. With respect to Washington, D.C., I have two favorite authors, Ward Just and Jack Fuller, not that either writes about crime, or