The Hardboiled School of American Detective and Crime Fiction

Started somewhat as a reaction to the British cozy mystery of the Agatha Christie style (think Murder She Wrote), there came a demand for something more real, action where the stakes were higher, the participants (good and bad) sleazier, the police on the take, the ladies fatal for any would-be patsy. This American answer to Sherlock Holmes became the basis for the film noir revolution of the 1940s. Our big three in this genre are Dashiel Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and James M. Cain.

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Robert Leslie Bellem (1902-1968)
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