Thursday, April 30, 2009

For the hard boiled fans...

One of the great things about the internet, and the blogosphere in particular is that the discovery of useful blogs and websites via other punters musings. So this little gem, for those of you out there who love Hard Boiled Crime Fiction came via Peter Rozovsky over at Detectives Beyond Borders and his recent Raymond Chandler fest.

This site is called and is run by William Marling, a Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio in the US. It has got everything you ever wanted to know about Hard Boiled Crime Fiction, from a general history, to a line up of the usual suspects.

It's fabulous, check it out.

1 comment:

Peter Rozovsky said...

Thanks for the plug. I can't remember how I found that essay. I likely came upon it when spreading my net wide for information about Chandler.

I think the author give Poe too little credit. Poe may have invented the humorous crime story as well, particularly the motif of the private detective and the dim-witted police officer.

Thanks for reminding me of this. The split between English and American crime writing that the author detects dovetails nicely with my current post.
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