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|Wimsey falls in love with her as a prisoner in the dock, but in order to marry her |
he must prove her innocence; he must, that ... cannot have a wife" (Antonini 109),
and for Chandler to say that a "really good detective never gets married" and then
|Nobody knew what I was up to and that made me sort of invisible; people thought |
they saw me but what they really saw ... Easy's ability to signify is his greatest
asset as a detective. ... admonition that “A really good detective never gets
|The following aside leaves no doubt about this: “I wondered if she was really |
foolish enough to think I'd help her dispose ofa body. ... Then comes the punch
line: “A really good detective never gets married” (Chandler 1977, 70). It might be
|The term which is most revealing in relation to feminist detective fiction, however, |
is nostalgia. ... Raymond Chandler was clear about the antithesis between
detection and the domestic, insisting that 'a really good detective never gets
|The only effective kind of love interest is that which creates a personal hazard for |
the detective — but which, at the same time, you instinctively feel to be a mere
episode. A really good detective never gets married. (5) It is the paradox of the ...
|2 UNRAVELING "INTERMARRIAGE" A really good detective never gets married. |
— Raymond Chandler, "Twelve Notes on the Mystery Story" .Although marriage
was not included among the ten commandments given to Moses at Sinai, the ...
|As Chandler indicates in his admonition that “A really good detective never gets |
married. He would lose his detachment, and this detachment is part of his charm”
(“Twelve Notes” 59), sleuths, particularly the hard-boiled variety like Marlowe, ...
|Melodrama is good business, he owned, “not because I am crazy about |
melodrama for its own sake but because I am ... always weakens a mystery,” and
— assuming Marlowe is a good detective — “A really good detective never gets
|He once scribbled in a notebook, “A really good detective never gets married. He |
would lose his detachment, and this detachment is part of his charm.”55 (Want to
be charming?) He expressed more specific reservations about marrying off ...
|It is a peculiar characteristic of detective fiction in general that the detective is |
almost always single (and often a little queer).36 As Raymond Chandler himself
put it, “a really good detective never gets married,”37 and that is true of the best ...
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