"In the Fall -- actually, August 25th, I will begin study for an MA in
English. I have two concentrations, Composition and American Literature,
and within the American Lit concentration, I focus on hard
- boiled detectives. Right now, I plan on examining the hard - boiled detective as male role model/father figure."
Welcome, Michael. That sounds interesting. I understand that you're
using father figure metaphorically, but it made me think. Are there any
hardboiled detectives who are actual fathers? I can think of very few:
Travis McGee found out he had a kid in one o his later books; Lew
Griffin had a son, but little to no direct contact with him; Moe Praeger
has a daughter; Richard Barre's PI (blanking on the name) lost a child.
There are probably a few others, but it's rare. Certainly can't think
of any "Detective & Sons" PI agency. And for all the lost children Lew
Archer searched for, none was his.
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