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Ben Solomon talks with Rick Kogan about his new collection, “The Hard-Boiled Detective 1.” For the first time, the original 11 yarns from Solomon’s ongoing, throwback crime series are available in one volume. His nameless detective faces murderers, blackmailers, adulterers and racketeers—and that’s only the first story in this collection. Ten more tales cover a never-ending parade of lowlifes, misfits and suckers, all narrated by the hard-luck gumshoe in his statements to the cops.

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