RE: RARA-AVIS: Fissures in hardboiledness

From: Anthony Dauer (
Date: 27 Apr 2002

I'm going to be pig headed and stick with my assertion since he wasn't a cop first. You haven't disproved it, only shown that it's not black and white any how. My overall point still stands regardless of whether or not Marlowe is a true example. Being rich doesn't preclude one from being hardboiled. You either have the 'tude or you don't. The events in one's life that could lead to developing such an attitude are not delegated to any specific socioeconomic level. One might have more than the other, but there will always be exceptions.

Anthony Dauer
Alexandria, Virginia

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-----Original Message----- From: JIM DOHERTY Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2002 4:33 PM
In other words, Marlowe's status as a DA's investigator merely meant that he was a GOOD flatfoot, not that he was something OTHER than a flatfoot.

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