Hard Boiled

Hard-boiled crime fiction is a literary style, most commonly associated with detective stories, distinguished by the unsentimental portrayal of violence and sex.

Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, #18)
A Wanted Man (Jack Reacher, #17)
Raylan (Raylan Givens, #3)
Sandman Slim (Sandman Slim, #1)
Second Son (Jack Reacher, #15.5)
U is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone, #21)
Gun Machine
Devil Said Bang (Sandman Slim, #4)
Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11)
Inherent Vice
Kill City Blues (Sandman Slim, #5)
The Lock Artist
Sin City, Vol. 5: Family Values (Sin City, #5)
A Drop of the Hard Stuff (Matthew Scudder, #17)


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    CHIMERAS (Track Presius #1)
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    The Maltese Falcon
    The Long Goodbye
    L.A. Confidential (L.A. Quartet, #3)
    Red Harvest
    Farewell, My Lovely
    The Lady in the Lake
    The Big Nowhere (L.A. Quartet, #2)
    Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1)
    The High Window
    The Colorado Kid
    Gone, Baby, Gone (Kenzie & Gennaro, #4)
    Die Trying (Jack Reacher, #2)
    Tripwire (Jack Reacher, #3)
    The Little Sister
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    Mario Puzo
    Walter Kaylin was great! He was outrageous, he just carried it off. He’d have this one guy killing a thousand other guys. Then they beat him into the ground, you think he’s dead, but he rises up again and kills another thousand guys.
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    Walter Kaylin
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