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If You Like them Like That – “The Thin Man” – Dashiell Hammett

October 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · Crime, Dialogue, Fiction, Noir, Writing

We found a table.

Nora said: “She’s pretty.”

“If you like them like that.”

She grinned at me. “You got types?”

“Only you, darling—lanky brunettes with wicked jaws.”

“And how about the red-head you wandered off with at the Quinns’ last night?”

“That’s silly,” I said. “She just wanted to show me some French etchings.”

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