Re: RARA-AVIS: Unrelated question:Hardboiled Mystery -- the health and

`ki (
Fri, 17 Jul 1998 12:21:09 +0000 (GMT) On Thu, 16 Jul 1998 17:49:56 -0400 (EDT), you wrote:

::On Thu, 16 Jul 1998, `ki wrote:
::: What does pro-cozy mean? Sorry, I just don't know. And when I
::: don't know, I ask. :p
::Cozies are the opposite of hardboiled. The typical old cozy would
::have the vicar finding a body in his sitting room; some poor chap had
::been served poisoned tea. There are clues: a sewing needle, a train
::ticket, a spot of ink on a homburg, and the fact that the cat didn't
::shed fur. Since murders happen every week in this small town, and
::everybody hasn't fled, and they're still only protected by an
::incompetent police inspector and his bungling yet lovable uniformed
::constable, they call on the decrepit old thing who always solves their
::murders. It's all wrapped up nicely at the end when the amateur
::detective gathers everyone in one room and lays it all out. The
::murderer doesn't make a run for it, or shoot anyone, just nods sadly
::and gives up.

Ahhh, "Murder, She Wrote". Never could understand why people like those types.
They are all the same. *confusion*

::This list, by the way, is a no-cozy zone, in case you didn't know. If
::you've grown addicted to them and want to get the monkey off your
::back, one each of Hammett, Chandler, Spillane, Thompson, Willeford,
::Ellroy and Cain should do it.

Nope, never liked 'em. But I will take your recommendations seriously!

Thank you!

just `ki
July 17, 1998 ::::: 5:20:20 AM
`ki's thought for the moment:
Always borrow money from a pessimist:  He doesn't expect to be paid back.
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