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The only complete edition of stories by the undisputed master of detective literature, collected here for the first time in one volume, including some stories that have been unavailable for decades.
When Raymond Chandler turned to writing at the age of forty-five, he began by publishing stories in pulp magazines such as “Black Mask” before later writing his famous novels. These stories are where Chandler honed his art and developed his uniquely vivid underworld, peopled with good cops and bad cops, informers and extortionists, lethally predatory blondes and redheads, and crime, sex, gambling, and alcohol in abundance. In addition to his classic hard-boiled stories–in which his signature atmosphere of depravity and violence swirls around the cool, intuitive loners whose type culminated in the famous detective Philip Marlowe–Chandler also turned his hand to fantasy and even a gothic romance.
This rich treasury of twenty-five stories shows Chandler developing the terse, laconic, understated style that would serve him so well in his later masterpieces, and immerses the reader in the richly realized fictional universe that has become an enduring part of our literary landscape
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Review: Collected StoriesUser Review - J Haeske - Goodreads
Well, what can I add to the many (mainly) good things that have been written about Raymond Carver's work, by people that know about these things much more than I do and can write about them better ... Read full review
Review: Collected StoriesUser Review - Christopher Sutch - Goodreads
This is an impressive collection of stories and essays on at least two levels. The first and most basic is simply the strength of Carver's talent. His writing is very clean, precise, and does amazing ... Read full review