Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, by Haruki Murakami - "Two complicated, brilliant, and intertwined yet distinct narratives (Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World) about a surreal dystopia.
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. Detective Sam Spade is pulled into an international mystery involving a golden bird and a trail of dead bodies. This story is the pinnacle of hard-boiled detective novels.
How to Make Old Fashioned Hard Candy. Old fashioned hard candy is treat known to many generations and it's still popular among many. Also known as boiled sweets or crunched sweets, old fashioned candy is suitable for being sucked rather.
If you haven't seen it the 1992 Hong Kong film Hard Boiled is an amazing film I would argue one of the best action films ever. It captures the melodramatic heroic bloodshed tone of Woo's finest and includes one of the best long takes of all time.