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90746, RE: Have you read any Hammett
Posted by Erin_M_H, Mon Apr-23-12 02:28 PM
I have to second the recommendation. I love everything I've ever read by Hammett, and I think studying him will teach you more than dialogue. (Though, yes, if you want to learn dialogue, read The Thin Man!)

I do have to disagree with JHMcmullen's characterization of "lifting" the genre from cozy to hard-boiled. Hammett expanded the genre. There is nothing inferior about the cozy.

-- Erin