Table of contents for "Unless the threat of death is behind them" : hard-boiled fiction and film noir / John T. Irwin.

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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.