Hardboiled Detective is less of a controlled investigator.
harder for them to remain cool and in control throughout the course of the story because the stakes are higher for them
deeply flawed characters,
often studies of the detective’s character, his morality, and his flaws just as much as it is about the mystery itself.
even after the crime is solved, you can’t escape the corrupt world in which the crime was allowed to take place in the first place.
almost always set in the city. The harsh realities of city life aren’t just a backdrop for hardboiled detective fiction. These realities bleed into the case, often becoming a major part of the story.
formula is a little less predictable,
climax is rarely just about the detective explaining the crime.
climax with a big action sequence that is often violent
isn’t about order and pulling clues together,
not necessarily everything will be tied up in a neat bow.
gritty look at the dark realities of crime in the city?
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