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Raymond Chandler

(Raymond Thornton Chandler)
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Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American author of crime stories and novels of immense stylistic influence upon modern crime fiction, especially in the style of the writing and the attitudes now characteristic of the genre. His protagonist, Philip Marlowe, is synonymous with "private detective," along with Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade.

Genres: Mystery
Non fiction
Short stories
Guns at Cyrano's
Trouble is My Business [short story]
No Crime in the Mountains (1945)
Bay City Blues (1953)
The Curtain (1964)
Killer in the Rain [short story] (1964)
The Lady in the Lake [short story] (1964)
Mandarin's Jade (1964)
Try the Girl (1964)

Books about Raymond Chandler
Raymond Chandler recommends
Dr Thorndyke's Case Book (1923)
(Dr Thorndyke)
R Austin Freeman
"This man Austin Freeman is a wonderful performer."
Red Harvest (1929)
(Continental Op, book 1)
Dashiell Hammett
"He was spare, frugal, hard-boiled, but he did over and over again what only the best writers can ever do at all. He wrote scenes that seemed never to have been written before."
James Tarrant, Adventurer (1941)
(Inspector French, book 21)
Freeman Wills Crofts
"The soundest builder of them all."
Kill Joy / The Virgin Huntress (2016)
Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
"She's the top suspense writer of them all."

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