Hard-Boiled Anxiety (Hardcover)

The Freudian Desires of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, and Their Detectives

By Karen Huston Karydes

Secant Publishing, LLC, 9780990938064, 226pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2016

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Paperback (3/20/2017)

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For close to fifty years, three masters of the hard-boiled detective novel dispatched intrepid gumshoes into upper-crust homes and seedy back alleys, peeling back and exposing all the pretexts of polite society. Or did they? Were there even closer, darker secrets they never quite copped to?