Re: RARA-AVIS: Sentimental guys

Bill Crider (
Thu, 09 Dec 1999 20:51:16 -0600

At 08:42 PM 12/09/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>Bill, isn't part of the hardboiled mystic that some of the tough guy
>protagonists, especially the PI/Marlowe types, are knights in tarnished

I agree. What I was trying to say (obviously not very well) was that it
_is_ OK for the hard guys to have a soft center. Plenty of them do. Bogart made movies about a lot of them. But somehow I don't think Parker would ever give anybody fifty bucks.

Bill Crider

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