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Chandler's classic 1938 novella featuring John Damas, the precursor to Philip Marlowe, was selected for The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century as one of the finest examples of the genre.

The hot Santa Ana winds are blowing and tempers are rising. Private eye Dalmas is in his neighborhood bar trying to cool off with a drink when a man is shot dead in front of him, making him a witness that someone wants dead. A rich, beautiful woman in trouble, missing jewels, corrupt ...

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Overview

Chandler's classic 1938 novella featuring John Damas, the precursor to Philip Marlowe, was selected for The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century as one of the finest examples of the genre.

The hot Santa Ana winds are blowing and tempers are rising. Private eye Dalmas is in his neighborhood bar trying to cool off with a drink when a man is shot dead in front of him, making him a witness that someone wants dead. A rich, beautiful woman in trouble, missing jewels, corrupt cops double-crosses and murder make this one of Chandler's best hard-boiled tales. A must-have for Chandler aficionados.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590071076
  • Publisher: New Millennium Entertainment
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Abridged
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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Raymond Chandler

Raymond Thornton Chandler (1888 - 1959) was the master practitioner of American hard-boiled crime fiction. Although he was born in Chicago, Chandler spent most of his boyhood and youth in England where he attended Dulwich College and later worked as a freelance journalist for "The Westminster Gazette" and "The Spectator," During World War I, Chandler served in France with the First Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, transferring later to the Royal Flying Corps (R. A. F.). In 1919 he returned to the United States, settling in California, where he eventually became director of a number of independent oil companies. The Depression put an end to his career, and in 1933, at the age of forty-five, he turned to writing fiction, publishing his first stories in "Black Mask," Chandler's detective stories often starred the brash but honorable Philip Marlowe (introduced in 1939 in his first novel, The Big Sleep) and were noted for their literate presentation and dead-on critical eye. Never a prolific writer, Chandler published only one collection of stories and seven novels in his lifetime. Some of Chandler's novels, like The Big Sleep, were made into classic movies which helped define the film noir style. In the last year of his life he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America. He died in La Jolla, California on March 26, 1959.

Biography

Raymond Thornton Chandler (1888 - 1959) was the master practitioner of American hard-boiled crime fiction. Although he was born in Chicago, Chandler spent most of his boyhood and youth in England where he attended Dulwich College and later worked as a freelance journalist for The Westminster Gazette and The Spectator. During World War I, Chandler served in France with the First Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, transferring later to the Royal Flying Corps (R. A. F.). In 1919 he returned to the United States, settling in California, where he eventually became director of a number of independent oil companies. The Depression put an end to his career, and in 1933, at the age of forty-five, he turned to writing fiction, publishing his first stories in Black Mask. Chandler's detective stories often starred the brash but honorable Philip Marlowe (introduced in 1939 in his first novel, The Big Sleep) and were noted for their literate presentation and dead-on critical eye. Never a prolific writer, Chandler published only one collection of stories and seven novels in his lifetime. Some of Chandler's novels, like The Big Sleep, were made into classic movies which helped define the film noir style. In the last year of his life he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America. He died in La Jolla, California on March 26, 1959.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Raymond Thornton Chandler
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 23, 1888
    2. Place of Birth:
      Chicago Illinois
    1. Date of Death:
      March 26, 1959
    2. Place of Death:
      La Jolla, California

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