Check it out for yourself: http://www.beattoapulp.com/stor/2009/1213_rjr_ShutUpAndKillMe.cfm
And while you're at it, don't forget my own BTAP contribution, "The Red Ruby Kill", which some of you may have missed: http://www.beattoapulp.com/stor/2009/0927_bd_TheRedRubyKill.cfm
Wow, I feel like Max Allan Collins with all this not-so-shameless self-promotion.
I'm hip-deep in "24" reruns right now but I don't think the show qualifies as "hard-boiled". Not one bit. But what the heck....