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Hard Boiled Comic Strips by Steenz and Dan

“There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands’ necks. Anything can happen. You can even get a full glass of beer at a cocktail lounge.”
–  Raymond Chandler, opening paragraph of “Red Wind

 

The Case of The Missing Microphone


 

Okay my title for this series is classic Erle Stanley Gardner
but the narration used in the comic strip is pure Chandler.

Steenz began a mystery in Heart of the City
at the beginning of October,
and I hope it goes for another week (or two).

 

Meanwhile…

 

Dan Thompson, of Rip Haywire fame, is delighting
Facebook friends with some crime scenes of his own.

Community Comments

#1 Thomas R Lambert
October/15/2022
@ 9:38 am

Raymond Chandler is the master of crime fiction and the first person screenplay dialogue he wrote for Phillip Marlowe (Dick Powell) upon finding his first dead body in Murder My Sweet
is genius: “He was doubled up on his face in that bag-of-old-clothes position that always means the same thing.”.

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