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.

Personal (Jack Reacher, #19)
The Burning Room (Harry Bosch, #19)
Ghost Story (The Dresden Files,  #13)
Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, #18)
The Shining Girls
61 Hours (Jack Reacher, #14)
The Drop (Harry Bosch, #17)
Police (Harry Hole, #10)
The Black Box (Harry Bosch, #18)
Phantom (Harry Hole, #9)
Deep Down (Jack Reacher, #16.5)
Killing Pretty (Sandman Slim, #7)
The Fade Out, Vol. 1: Act One
Kill the Dead (Sandman Slim, #2)
Devil Said Bang (Sandman Slim, #4)
The Big Sleep
The Maltese Falcon
The Long Goodbye (Philip Marlowe, #6)
Farewell, My Lovely
Red Harvest
The Lady in the Lake
The High Window
L.A. Confidential (L.A. Quartet, #3)
The Thin Man
Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1)
The Little Sister (Philip Marlowe, #5)
The Big Nowhere (L.A. Quartet, #2)
Die Trying (Jack Reacher, #2)
The Colorado Kid
Tripwire  (Jack Reacher, #3)

James Crumley
...the sun rose each morning to stare into my face with the blank but touching gaze of a lovely retarded child.
James Crumley, The Last Good Kiss

Gianrico Carofiglio
Melissa arrived punctually a few minutes after eight. She was on foot and her attire was an incitement to crime.
Gianrico Carofiglio, Testimone inconsapevole

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