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(Some Guy)   The dozen best hard-boiled private eyes that ever kicked a goon in the nuts with a wisecrack   (crimefictionlover.com) divider line 61
    More: Interesting, crime novels, Charlie Parker, Hercule Poirot, murder mystery, Dashiell Hammett  
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2013-12-12 12:59:53 PM  

Outtaphase: List fails without Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul


Douglas Adams passed way too soon.

/must have been an act of god
//but which god?
///
 
2013-12-12 01:04:37 PM  

Flt209er: [static1.wikia.nocookie.net image 414x421]

/That doesn't rhyme with "walls."


Came here for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-12-12 01:35:10 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

/start here
/fixer > detective
 
2013-12-12 02:34:12 PM  

dramboxf: List utterly, completely fails without Burke.

Seriously...UTTER EPIC FAIL.


I've always thought of Burke as more of a criminal, not so much a detective - but he's hard boiled as you can get.

FYI, Andrew Vachss is also a fan of Joe. R. Lansdale, so if you haven't already check out the Hap Collins and Leonard Pine series, like Bad Chili
 
2013-12-12 03:56:25 PM  
Oh, crap!  I forgot to nominate Chandler's unnamed 'The Continental Op' here.  And a friend reminded me of 'Eve Dallas', from J.D. Robb.
 
2013-12-12 07:06:13 PM  

caddisfly: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 195x320]

/start here
/fixer > detective


Just finished that series.  Loved the Repairman Jack stuff, didn't like the Secret History of the World Stuff.  I've heard the RJ prequels are just him going around fixing things and being a general badass, going to give them a try sometime.
 
2013-12-12 07:15:42 PM  

kevinfra: dramboxf: List utterly, completely fails without Burke.

Seriously...UTTER EPIC FAIL.

I've always thought of Burke as more of a criminal, not so much a detective - but he's hard boiled as you can get.

FYI, Andrew Vachss is also a fan of Joe. R. Lansdale, so if you haven't already check out the Hap Collins and Leonard Pine series, like Bad Chili


Dig those books. "It was Christmas and the neighbor's house was on fire again..."
 
2013-12-12 07:37:23 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Oh, crap!  I forgot to nominate Chandler's unnamed 'The Continental Op' here.  And a friend reminded me of 'Eve Dallas', from J.D. Robb.


hammett's continental op

red harvest is most excellent
 
2013-12-12 08:52:38 PM  
You are indeed correct, sir, The Continental Op was indeed created by Dashiell Hammett, not Raymond Chandler. And yes, Red Harvest was Excellent.

That's what I get for trying to post while I'm installing SharePoint and Team Foundation Server.
 
2013-12-12 10:17:35 PM  
It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window.

I caught the blackjack right behind my ear. A black pool opened up at my feet. I dived in. It had no bottom. I felt pretty good - like an amputated leg.

She was a charming middle-aged lady with a face like a bucket of mud. I gave her a drink. She was a gal who'd take a drink, if she had to knock you down to get the bottle.

He died in 1940, in the middle of a glass of beer. His wife Jessie finished it for him.

The girl gave him a look which ought to have stuck at least four inches out of his back.

She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket.

You talk too damn much and too damn much of it is about you.

She lowered her lashes until they almost cuddled her cheeks and slowly raised them again, like a theatre curtain. I was to get to know that trick. That was supposed to make me roll over on my back with all four paws in the air.

I'm an occasional drinker, the kind of guy who goes out for a beer and wakes up in Singapore with a full beard.
 
2013-12-12 10:45:22 PM  
Glad to see Crumley's Sughrue on the list. Crumley's a great crime writer, and his books are usually about more than just hard-bitten detectives. Dancing Bear's comparison of garbage collection, cocaine addiction, and how society screwed the Indians is pretty thoughtful.
 
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