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Raymond Chandler
Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter. In the year before he died, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America. Chandler had an immense stylistic influence on American popular literature, and is considered by many to be a founder, along with Dashiell... show more
Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter. In the year before he died, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America.

Chandler had an immense stylistic influence on American popular literature, and is considered by many to be a founder, along with Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain and other Black Mask writers, of the hard-boiled school of detective fiction. His protagonist, Philip Marlowe, along with Hammett's Sam Spade, is considered by some to be synonymous with "private detective," both having been played on screen by Humphrey Bogart, whom many considered to be the quintessential Marlowe.
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Birth date: July 23, 1888
Died: March 26, 1959
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Lillelara
Lillelara rated it 2 weeks ago
I bet this is one door Marlowe is regretting to put his head through. Getting involved with Moose Malloy, who is searching for his girlfriend Velma after having spent the last 8 years in jail, Marlowe gets involved with the mob, jewel-robbers, dangerous thugs and the police and he has to deal with a...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it 5 months ago
PI Philip Marlowe┬┤s first case and he gets more than he has bargained for. Starting of with a case of blackmail, he suddenly has to deal with multiple homicides, gun-wielding thugs and crazy women. I really enjoyed this book, even though I had some issues with it. I loved the atmosphere that Raymo...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 1 year ago
This is a collection of eight stories by the master of hard-boiled fiction, Raymond Chandler: two short novellas, five novelettes and a short story proper. If you like that genre even a bit, this is a can't miss collection. It's full of tough guys and floozies and the consumption of unimaginable amo...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 1 year ago
We have four novelettes or short novellas plus an rather interesting introduction by Raymond Chandler himself, musing on the genre of hard-boiled detective fiction, which thrived in the 20s through 50s in pulp magazines. These four stories themselves had appeared previously in one of the pulps. Ah.....
Tyson Adams Reviews
Tyson Adams Reviews rated it 1 year ago
I keep visiting the classic genre novels and never seem to find myself loving them. This would be the third, possibly fourth, Chandler novel I've read and each time I've been disappointed. I see why they are classics, the origins of so many tropes, tones, and styles are on the page, but I guess I pr...
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