hardboiled

tough personality, usually as a fiction genre

Hardboiled (or hard-boiled) fiction is a literary genre that shares some of its characters and settings with crime fiction (especially detective fiction and noir fiction). The genre's typical protagonist is a detective who battles the violence of organized crime that flourished during Prohibition (1920–1933) and its aftermath, while dealing with a legal system that has become as corrupt as the organized crime itself. Rendered cynical by this cycle of violence, the detectives of hardboiled fiction are often antiheroes. Notable hardboiled detectives include Philip Marlowe, Mike Hammer, Sam Spade, Lew Archer, and The Continental Op.
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author: Richard K. Morgan

2002

Child 44

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author: Tom Rob Smith

2008

The Music of Chance

novel by Paul Auster

author: Paul Auster

1990

The Long Goodbye

novel by Raymond Chandler

author: Raymond Chandler

1953

Leviathan

novel by Paul Auster

author: Paul Auster

1992

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