RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled

EJM Duggan (ejmd@cwcom.net)
Thu, 15 Apr 1999 10:33:49 +0000 On Wed, 14 Apr 1999, Diane Trap <trap@mail.libs.uga.edu> wrote:

LOL :-)


> 1) Hardboiled novels do not contain charming grannies, adorable
> tots, or clever cats. If a granny, tot, or cat does appear
> in a hardboiled novel, it should leave as roadkill within fifty pages
> or less.
> 2) If a male and female character have more contact with each other
> than the brush of an elbow, the novel is not hardboiled, it is a romance.
> 3) Boys read hardboiled mysteries, girls read cozies.

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