Stories and Early Novels
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In Chandler's hands, the pulp crime story became a haunting mystery of power and corruption, set against a modern cityscape that is both lyrical and violent.
"As another reminder of where we've come from and why we're still reading mysteries, The Library of America has put together two handsome volumes of Raymond Chandler's work -- guaranteed to bring a broad grin of acquisitive delight to the face of any recipient". -- Los Angeles Times Book Review
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - noah - LibraryThing
These three novels introduce us to Philip Marlowe, a private dick who carries a gun but never uses it. His weapon is his brain. Chandler's plots are cutesy, like a Moebius strip is. His writing is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wildbill - LibraryThing
Farewell My Lovely. This is the second Philip Marlowe mystery written by Raymond Chandler. I first became acquainted with the story when I saw the movie of the same title with Robert Mitchum playing ... Read full review