Re: RARA-AVIS: posoning

Diane Trap (
Wed, 10 Feb 1999 11:35:09 -0500 (EST) > Doubtless it's too subtle. The sorts of characters one tends to see in
> hard-boiled fiction are much more direct in their violence. Not that
> poison can't be exquisitely shuddersome.

Has anyone mentioned the death of Harry (the little grey guy--Agnes's
boyfriend) in The Big Sleep yet?

Seems to me cyanide was used in another Chandler story, where
Marlowe is offered a doctored flask of whiskey, smells the bitter
almonds, so is able to fake drinking it.

-----Diane Trap

> Cheers, --- Phil
> Lyc饠Astier, Aubenas, France

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