I'm headed out to Bouchercon tomorrow where I'm supposed to be on a panel discussing the definition of Hard Boiled. Other than saying "hardboiled is when the violence happens on the page..." is there anything else to say? I mean, the definition of Noir gives people fits, but isn't hardboiled pretty straight forward? Am I missing a nuance? Call me stupid, but I'm not sure I can see what to do with the other 59 minutes of the panel.