Monday, January 28, 2013

Just when you thought the caper was about to end...

"Undoubtedly the stories about them [hard-boiled detectives]
had a fantastic element. Such things happened, but not so rapidly,
nor to so close-knit a group of people, nor within so narrow
a frame of logic. This was inevitable because the demand was
for constant action; if you stopped to think you were lost.
When in doubt, have a man come through a door with a gun in his hand."

Raymond Chandler from "The Simple Art of Murder"

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