By the fact that you are looking at this website should mean that at a minimum you are familiar with the work of Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Paul Cain and some of the second generation hard boiled authors like Thompson and Spillane. No cosy or locked room mysteries are wanted here. Keep the conversation terse and to the point, with concise, hard-hitting prose and you might have the makings of an author that would deserve a place on this site. Need a starting point for a style guide? Read Shaw’s “The Hard-Boiled Omnibus”, Nolan’s “The Black Mask Boys”, Goulart’s “The Hardboiled Dicks” or Dziemianowicz, Weinberg and Greenberg’s “Hard-Boiled Detectives”

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