From Talking about Detective Fiction, by P. D. James
"The women in the hard-boiler are sexually alluring temptresses seen by the hero as inimical both to their masculine code and to the success of the job. they may not all get shot in the leg, but if guilty they are likely to be handed over to the police without compunction."
From Chapter 4, Soft-centered and Hard-boiled
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Posted by usedbuyer 2.0 at 12:01 AM
Labels: criticism, Detective Stories, P. D. James, writing
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