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6th Dec '17 1:18:27 PM freyalorelei
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* Literature/KinseyMilhone from Sue Grafton's "Alphabet Mysteries" is another example of a female hard-boiled detective.

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* Literature/KinseyMilhone Literature/KinseyMillhone from Sue Grafton's "Alphabet Mysteries" is another example of a female hard-boiled detective.
6th Dec '17 1:17:18 PM freyalorelei
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* Kinsey Milhone from Sue Grafton's "Alphabet Mysteries" is another example of a female hard-boiled detective.

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* Kinsey Milhone Literature/KinseyMilhone from Sue Grafton's "Alphabet Mysteries" is another example of a female hard-boiled detective.
20th Oct '17 8:24:07 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Archie Goodwin, in the Literature/NeroWolfe series, was a partial deconstruction. Created during the trope's peak years, Goodwin had many of the classic elements, but he worked for Wolfe, the fat, home-bound GreatDetective. Archie did all the footwork and fighting, but tended to avoid the cynicism and world-weariness of the true hardboiled detective.

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** Archie Goodwin, in the Literature/NeroWolfe series, was a partial deconstruction.played with the trope. Created during the trope's peak years, Goodwin had many of the classic elements, but he worked for Wolfe, the fat, home-bound GreatDetective. Archie did all the footwork and fighting, fighting and had a pretty good line in sarcastic snark, but tended to avoid the cynicism and world-weariness of the true hardboiled detective.detective. As an illustration, while the typical Hardboiled Detective knocks back hard liquor like it's going out of style, Archie's more likely to unwind with a tall glass of milk.
31st Aug '17 8:17:37 PM PaulA
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* Conrad Metcalf, the protagonist of Creator/JonathanLethem's ''Gun, With Occasional Music''. is a hard-boiled detective in a world that doesn't really have a use for them anymore.

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* Conrad Metcalf, the protagonist of Creator/JonathanLethem's ''Gun, With Occasional Music''. ''Literature/GunWithOccasionalMusic'' is a hard-boiled detective in a world that doesn't really have a use for them anymore.
20th Jul '17 5:18:34 AM qx100
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* Incredibly prevalent in the aptly name ''VideoGame/LANoire'', with the character of [[TheBigGuy Rusty Gollaway]] topping the set as the hardest boiled.
4th Jun '17 4:58:08 PM Prinzenick
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* Private Detective Shamus H. Goldcrow from ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'' is a parody of the archetype.
27th Mar '17 3:48:03 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* Tequila Yuen (Chow Yun-fat) in ''Film/HardBoiled'' is Creator/JohnWoo's take on the character. He's even referred to as one by the BigBad during the film's climax.

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* Tequila Yuen (Chow Yun-fat) in ''Film/HardBoiled'' is Creator/JohnWoo's take on the character. He's even referred to as one by the BigBad during the film's climax. And being a John Woo take on the character, he racks up a significantly higher bodycount than most examples.



* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' borrows just as much from Hardboiled Detective fiction and Film Noir as it does the HeroicBloodshed genre. In the first two games, he's an actual police officer as opposed to a private detective, going on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. The third game plays the spirit of the trope a bit straighter, however. Max is no longer a police officer and works as private security, and spends most of the game trying to rescue a DamselInDistress and overcoming [[TheAlcoholic his alcoholism]]. Though, the setting switches ([[{{Flashback}} mostly]]) from gritty and dark New York to bright and vibrant São Paulo.

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* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' borrows just as much from Hardboiled Detective fiction and Film Noir FilmNoir as it does the HeroicBloodshed genre. In the first two games, he's an actual police officer as opposed to a private detective, going on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. The third game plays the spirit of the trope a bit straighter, however. Max is no longer a police officer and works as private security, and spends most of the game trying to rescue a DamselInDistress and overcoming [[TheAlcoholic his alcoholism]]. Though, the setting switches ([[{{Flashback}} mostly]]) from gritty and dark New York to bright and vibrant São Paulo.
11th Feb '17 9:46:04 AM DeductionTime
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* Podcast/ThePenumbraPodcast has Juno Steel, who certainly qualifies.
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31st Jan '17 11:24:30 AM KneadToKnow
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* When Michael Connelly's Literature/HarryBosch isn't in the employ of the LAPD, he usually has plenty of overtones of this.
22nd Jan '17 2:48:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* The 1980s TV adaption of ''Literature/MikeHammer'' is either a straight example or a parody, depending on who you ask.

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* The 1980s TV adaption of ''Literature/MikeHammer'' is [[IndecisiveParody either a straight example or a parody, parody]], depending on who you ask.
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