RE: RARA-AVIS: The Gutting of Couffignal (1925)

From: Dave Zeltserman (
Date: 09 Oct 2002

Mario beat me to the punch on this one. 'The Gutting of Conuffignal" is also my favorite Continental Op piece. And I love the last line about stealing a crutch from a cripple (which he does earlier in the story). It might be my favorite line in hard-boiled fiction.


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