Everything I Know About
Being a the Job, I Learned From P.I. Novels
Okay, I just started this one. I'm looking for words of wisdom,
truisms, if you will, garnered from P.I. novels...
WORD ON THE STREET
- "Prostitues and junkies were the best informants on
the street. Waitresses, bartenders, UPS drivers, and laborers
were pretty good, too. They cost a little more, but whatever
the cost...most people, the ones who knew the value of a dollar,
had a price."
Rain, George Pelecanos)
- "And what I tell you about drinking coffee? What you
need to be doing, you keep a bottle of water in the car and you
sip it, a little at a time, when you get good and thirsty. Coffee
runs right through you, man, you know that. What's gonna happen
when you got to pee so bad you can't stand it, you get out the
car lookin' for some privacy, tryin' to find a tree to get behind,
while the subject of your tail is sneaking out the
back door of his house? Huh? What you gonna do then?"
lectures an associate in Right
As Rain, George Pelecanos)
THE PESKY PROBLEM OF MURDERED PARTNERS
- "When a man's partner is killed he's supposed to do
something about it. It doesn't matter what you thought of him.
He was your partner and you're supposed to do something about
(Sam Spade in The
Maltese Falcon by Dashiell
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