Mickey Spillane's The Deep is one of the best... one of his best, too.
--- On Mon, 8/16/10, jacquesdebierue <email@example.com> wrote:
From: jacquesdebierue <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: Hard-Boiled policemen before the 1970's
Date: Monday, August 16, 2010, 10:43 PM
--- In email@example.com, John McDonagh <docsavage80@...> wrote:
> I can think of Satan Hall, but any other hard-boiled policemen before the 1970's?
Coffin Ed and Grave Digger (Chester Himes Harlem series). Some of Ed McBain's policemen are hardboiled, though not unrealistically so.
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