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Raymond Chandler. Whatever you have crime n detective sex stories in Chandler say about his plots, there is no short story writer more vivid than Chandler at least at pulling you into a specific and detailed universe in just a few pages.
Part of the fascination in reading these seminal tales is to encounter bits and pieces of the novels turning up in all sorts of places: the fabled opening scene of The Big SleepMarlowe with General Sternwood in the greenhouse, takes place in one story, while the later scene involving Sternwood's thumb-sucking daughter, Carmen, and her adventures with a pornographer becomes the centerpiece in an entirely different story.
But as a whole, this collection is top notch because even a few good Chandler Spent the longest time reading this book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Both were changed substantially, the venality toned down. A millionaire named Mr. Occasionally, Marlowe will explain who pulled the trigger and disposed of the corpse, but his explanations are the least entertaining aspects of his stories.
Each story is from around 30 to around 60 pages long. Priestley, Hollywood directors such as Howard Hawks, and lovers of down-and-dirty fiction discovered him and turned his paperbacks into best sellers.
The book is superbly produced, full marks to Knopf! Deals and Shenanigans. These are just great stories of the L. Death was mostly an offstage plot device in the works of Agatha Christie and other English authors during the so-called Golden Age of the detective story; American pulp writers made guns and blood their stock-in-trade, but most of them knew little about style, and their work didn't circulate much beyond bus stations and drugstores.
Out of the 25 stories included here, and except for a few character name changes and minor plot thread adjustments to connect the different stories re- used, 2 or 3 stories were, um