Re: RARA-AVIS: Practical tips from hardboiled dicks

From: Cristoforo (
Date: 07 Nov 2000

> One thing hardboiled detectives know how to do is bribe people. They're
> always sliding a bill over the counter, or stuffing it into a breast
> pocket, or fanning out a wad like cards. I never have occasion to give
> bribes, but if I did I'd certainly look to them for advice. They always
> knew who was up for a little graft, how much to offer, and how to make
> sure no-one else saw.

I've found that a firm handshake under the dining table always works well.


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