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How I Became a Detective

This one you can blame on Barb Taub. She got me to thinking about channeling Raymond Chandler. I tried and failed miserably. But here it is anyway. 8,739 more words

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How I Became a Detective

This one you can blame on Barb Taub. She got me to thinking about channeling Raymond Chandler. I tried and failed miserably. But here it is anyway. 8,739 more words

Andrew Joyce

"Gold MacGuffin": The Maltese Falcon Review

This semester, my university’s English seminar course is Detective Fiction. We’re learning background information on the genre as we delve into detective works. Our first title is Dashiell Hammett’s 1929 novel, … 396 more words

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Dermott Bottoms Is Blacktip Island’s First Private Eye

Dermott Bottoms has opened a private investigative service on Blacktip Island, the first of its kind on the small Caribbean island. (photo courtesy of Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives) 478 more words
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Figurative Language

When a writer uses figurative language that is surprising or funny or original, it catches my attention and keeps me reading.  Sometimes the expression captures exactly what I am thinking and creates a connection between me and the writer, which is the goal of every writer. 368 more words

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Jeremy Renner Akan Memerankan Sam Spade?

Sebuah rumor sempat santer terdengar di beberapa sosial media bahwa Jeremy Renner, aktor pemeran Hawkeye dalam “The Avenger” akan memerankan tokoh detektif swasta Sam Spade rekaan Dashiel Hammet. 222 more words

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The nonviolent violence of Sam Spade.

I have an explicit definition of a violent scene. It has to have the characters punching, kicking, pushing and screaming, fist fighting, teeth knocking, stabbing, and seriously injuring each other. 533 more words

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