The Case of the Hardboiled Dicks: A Mac Slade Murder Mystery

The Case of the Hardboiled Dicks: A Mac Slade Murder Mystery➸ The Case of the Hardboiled Dicks: A Mac Slade Murder Mystery Free ➮ Author John Blumenthal – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Hard as a rock, tough as nails, dense as concrete, he s Mac Slade, Private Dick This is a fun knock off of the hardboiled persuasion, and Mac Slade is a Hardboiled PI who is having a hard day Great ha Hard as a rock, tough as nails, of the PDF Æ dense as concrete, he s Mac Slade, Private Dick This is a fun knock off of the hardboiled persuasion, and Mac Slade is a Hardboiled PI who is having a hard day Great hardboiled parody, very hard to find. This book is pretty good but I m the author, ergo totally biased and therefore not to be trusted. I should have realized it from the title, but it didn t take long for me to figure out this book wasn t meant to be taken seriously It grabs every private eye cliche and wrings it for every thing it can get out of it Mac Slade is our erstwhile hero and every woman wants him He wants every woman When he brushes a woman off several times, he literally gives her a brush clothes, hair, lint The women are all beautiful and we get lines like games from the hips all the way to the ground and a I should have realized it from the title, but it didn t take long for me to figure out this book wasn t meant to be taken seriously It grabs every private eye cliche and wrings it for every thing it can get out of it Mac Slade is our erstwhile hero and every woman wants him He wants every woman When he brushes a woman off several times, he literally gives her a brush clothes, hair, lint The women are all beautiful and we get lines like games from the hips all the way to the ground and a blouse so tight that if breasts could breathe, they would have to come up for air shortly He has a gal Friday named Tuesday, he carries a gat, a heater, a roscoe.He s not very bright and has been known, when following a car, to lose it and pick up the wrong one later He once followed a car from New York to Arizona before realizing his mistake.He s hired by a beautiful woman who calls herself Mary Smith to find her baby brother Link, in hiding from the mob for gambling debts Slade quips I specialize in finding missing links.Bodies keep turning up with a bullet from Slade s gun in them, but they ve been dead for hours, boiled alive in water The first is identified as Mike Hammer, Jr., the second as Philip Marlowe, Jr., and the cops are looking for Sam Spade, Jr., one wanting to pin it all on Slade.A shadowy figure known as the Fat Man seems to be behind it all and Slade runs into a mob boss looking for the brother named Don Corleone.An amusing little book and it put me in mind of Get Smart for it s silliness Don Adams would have been perfect in the role of Mac Slade I can t remember how many times I laughed out loud and at length while reading this book, sometimes at its genuine humor, sometimes at its absurdity, sometimes at the audacity of its ridiculousness I can only imagine that John Blumenthal s tongue must have cramped from keeping it in his cheek so long There s not one Dashiell Hammett Raymond Chandler Mickey Spillane trope that doesn t get skewered in this quick read Here s a sample from the first page, and it s not even the tip of the iceberg I can t remember how many times I laughed out loud and at length while reading this book, sometimes at its genuine humor, sometimes at its absurdity, sometimes at the audacity of its ridiculousness I can only imagine that John Blumenthal s tongue must have cramped from keeping it in his cheek so long There s not one Dashiell Hammett Raymond Chandler Mickey Spillane trope that doesn t get skewered in this quick read Here s a sample from the first page, and it s not even the tip of the iceberg Hey, scum, the lady copper said in a voice that sounded like she d sprinkled gravel on her Raisin Bran that morning I think I read this book in 1985 or so It s a send up of film noir, where the Dicks ar tough, the broads are leggy and the bad guys illiterate Funny and predictable, it s good to kill a couple of hours with this or the companion Max Slade book, The Tinseltown Murders. I don t care what was said about this book, I found it enjoyable and hilarious It s good to find a book that doesn t take itself seriously and this is one of them In a decade where there isn t much call for Private dicks the jokes in this book are no longer stale or overly clich d Just puns andpuns I couldn t help but chuckle out loud as I read It was a quick read, but a definite mood pick me up. Detective Mac Slade is a wise cracking, smart mouthed P.I in New York He plays the tough guy in the style of the 40s He has a girl Friday named Tuesday Women find him irresistible and can t keep their hands off of him He is cynical but straight Nothing surprises him.He is hired by a great looking dame, with legs that don t quit, to find her missing brother In his search he runs across quite the assortment of characters Tough guys, tough cops, dames with gams to don t quit at any time, de Detective Mac Slade is a wise cracking, smart mouthed P.I in New York He plays the tough guy in the style of the 40s He has a girl Friday named Tuesday Women find him irresistible and can t keep their hands off of him He is cynical but straight Nothing surprises him.He is hired by a great looking dame, with legs that don t quit, to find her missing brother In his search he runs across quite the assortment of characters Tough guys, tough cops, dames with gams to don t quit at any time, dead bodies and .This is a parody of the P.I genre made famous by Chandler, Hammett, and Cain Mac is similar to Marlowe, Hammer, Spade and The Continental Op.If you want a fun read with clich s, snappy patter and action, this is the book As the cover says, He s hard as a rock, tough as nails, dense as concrete This felt a little like the movie Airplane with the dialogue and characters.Unfortunately I have found that of the 8 titles that were to be in the series only 2 were ever written and printed I do have the other one Yay

The Case of the Hardboiled Dicks: A Mac Slade Murder
  • Unknown Binding
  • 176 pages
  • The Case of the Hardboiled Dicks: A Mac Slade Murder Mystery
  • John Blumenthal
  • English
  • 15 July 2019
  • 0671555383