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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
    More: Interesting, crime novels, Charlie Parker, Hercule Poirot, murder mystery, Dashiell Hammett  
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2013-12-11 11:26:55 PM  
3 votes:
List fails without Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul
2013-12-12 02:40:31 AM  
2 votes:
Glad to see Marlowe in the top spot.  Hands down the best-written "noir" detective around.  Iconic- so much so that when you read The Big Sleep for the first time you almost think Chandler's copying the "hard-boiled private eye" genre when in fact he's defining it.
2013-12-12 01:36:12 AM  
2 votes:
No Harry Bosch?

Bah.
2013-12-12 02:34:12 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:11:50 AM  
1 vote:
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PFUI!
2013-12-12 08:54:25 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-12-12 06:15:12 AM  
1 vote:
Also: no love for Tracer Bullitt?
2013-12-12 03:14:30 AM  
1 vote:

dramboxf: Dr.Zom: Burke is not a private detective.

He's not licensed, sure -- but he performs all the tasks of classic literary PI/PDs.


Matt Scudder probably deserves it more than Burke, but he's off the books too. He does take clients though.
2013-12-12 02:58:25 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-12-12 12:19:31 AM  
1 vote:
bookpeopleblog.files.wordpress.com

I will just leave this here....
2013-12-12 12:15:36 AM  
1 vote:

Snapper Carr: Are we only counting books because...

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Oh, and just one more thing...

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2013-12-12 12:15:29 AM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: I never really thought of Sherlock Holmes as "hard-boiled". Is this an English food reference or something?


If Holmes is considered 'hard boiled', where's Archie Goodwin on the scale?
2013-12-12 12:05:22 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-12-11 11:31:39 PM  
1 vote:
List fails™ without Dixon Hill and Guy Noir.
 
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