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Table of Contents Preface Introduction Chapter One. "Where Their Best Interest Lies": Hammett's The Maltese Falcon Chapter Two. Being Boss: Chandler's The Big Sleep Chapter Three. Beating the Boss: Cain's Double Indemnity Chapter Four. Who's the Boss?: W. R. Burnett's High Sierra Chapter Five. Deadline at Midnight: Cornell Woolrich's Night Has A Thousand Eyes Chapter Six. A Puzzle of Character Chapter Seven. Hard-Boiled Fiction and Film Noir Chapter Eight. Hard-Boiled Fiction and Film Noir Continued Afterword Notes Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.
Noir fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Film noir -- United States -- History and criticism.
Private investigators in literature.
Detectives in literature.
Masculinity in literature.
Masculinity in motion pictures.
Men in literature.
Men in motion pictures.