RE: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled Character Traits

From: Anthony Dauer (
Date: 01 May 2002

That's an assumption. Holmes financial needs are off-page. There's enough room to assume either way.

I said PIs not cops. While police officers have slipped into the genre, it's primarily one of PIs. Since my point involves the devolution of the genre and not one of it's evolutionary traits, it's the PI aspect that's definitive not whether or not the lower classes could enter the police force.

Anthony Dauer
Alexandria, Virginia

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-----Original Message----- From: Jess Nevins Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 9:24 PM
He never *needs* to accept a paycheck. He does so to amuse himself.
No--lower class Victorians went into the police force, where they were markedly more hard-boiled than, say, Holmes. See Tom Fox and Waters. Hell, see Dick Donovan.

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