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adjective Indurated; firm.
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As we know, novela negra is the phrase used to identify and classify Hispanic texts whose origins are precisely in the Chandler and Hammett -- that is, the hard-boiled -- model of detective or criminal fiction.
Hard-boiled or quiche, the current crop of peepers share a common moral vision with their predecessors.
Detective Fiction, though it focuses on "certain forensic devices [that] enable the body to function both as text and as politics in [detective fiction]," (3) is far more a work of literary criticism than either Denning's Mechanic Accents or Smith's Hard-boiled.
HARD-BOILED FICTION: Brian Formby is inspired by Raymond Chandler
Eggthingy is an egg-shaped mold made of food-grade silicone one can use to make savory, flavored hard-boiled eggs from regular shelled egg or liquid egg whites.
Faison (philosophy, the Pennsylvania State University) presents a highly readable argument for the influence of American Film Noir and 1930s hard-boiled fiction on the first French existentialists.
NO MORE: John pleads to be excused any more hard-boiled egg; Picture: TONY KENWRIGHT
has a nifty shaved cauliflower salad ($8) with green olives, hard-boiled egg and a Meyer lemon dressing.
4 -- color) FAVA BEANS WITH JAMON SERRANO AND HARD-BOILED EGGS
A convoluted but, in the end, not very complex teenage murder mystery, "Brick" cops the lingo and the hard-boiled attitude of the great 1930s and '40s detective novels.
Cracking the hard-boiled detective; a critical history from the 1920s to the present.
Use hard-boiled eggs, in the shell or peeled, within one week.