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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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Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 1 month ago
A wealthy Pasadena widow with a mean streak, a missing daughter-in-law with a past, and a gold coin worth a small fortune—the elements don't quite add up until Marlowe discovers evidence of murder, rape, blackmail, and the worst kind of human exploitation. I read this book for the “Noir” square ...
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 2 months ago
My Square Markers and "Virgin" Bingo Card: "Virgin" card posted for ease of tracking and comparison, as called and read squares will, bit by bit, vanish behind my markers and everybody's cards are different. Black Kitty:Read but not called Black Vignette:Called but not read Black Kitty in Black ...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it 2 months 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 7 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...
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