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Styled after the tough-guy detectives of Raymond Chandler's novels, this new radio play takes the tragic Greek hero down a couple pegs as he navigates today's dark and dangerous streets. But this American Oedipus won't accept his fate! Featuring an original jazz score by renowned bassist Jay Leonhart, Oedipus Noir was first performed before a live audience at the West End Gate in New York City.

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Tough gumshoes, rotten yeggs, and dangerous damesIn the 1930s and '40s, Black Mask was the single most important magazine for the modern mystery field. In its pages writers such as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Earl Stanley Gardner reshaped the established view of mystery fiction, creating the "hard-boiled" private eye. Now comes this series in which the toughest of tough detectives are resurrected from its pages in sonic dramatization from the award-winning Hollywood Theater of the Ear.

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Bored to Death is from the collection The Double Life Is Twice as Good by Jonathan Ames. Now an HBO original series starring Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore), Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), and Ted Danson, Bored to Death is a Raymond Chandler-esque tale of a struggling Brooklyn writer, curiously named Jonathan Ames, who, in a moment of odd whimsy and boredom, becomes a private detective after spontaneously posting an ad on Craigslist.

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Can the feisty Agatha Raisin cut it as a private investigator? She soon learns that running her own detective agency in the Cotswolds is not quite like starring in a Raymond Chandler movie. But then in walks wealthy divorcée Catherine Laggat-Brown, who presents Agatha with her first real case. Death threats, blackmail, and worse quickly follow, and once again Agatha is off scouring the countryside for clues and showing friends and enemies alike what Raisin Investigations can do!

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Set in Los Angeles, and starring Jack Webb as the stoic Sergeant Joe Friday, Dragnet is perhaps the most famous and influential police procedural drama of all time, having made extensive runs on both radio and television. Webb, also the producer of the show, took the series to new highs, insisting on realism in every facet of the program. The dialogue was clipped and sparse, taking its cue from hard-boiled crime fiction à la Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.

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Good 0879513519 Book is firm and clean. Minor wear only. YOUR PURCHASE BENEFITS THOSE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES TO LIVE A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE.

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The dead Orson Welles returns to his home, Wisconsin, to discover it has been part of his work all along, and who is that swimming in the lane next to you in the community pool-it is Alfred Hitchcock and he is plotting a film classic. But the last piece

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From the National Book Award-winning, bestselling author of Tree of Smoke comes a provocative thriller set in the American West. Nobody Move, which first appeared in the pages of Playboy, is the story of an assortment of lowlifes in Bakersfield, California, and their cat-and-mouse game over $2.3 million. Touched by echoes of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, Nobody Move is at once an homage to and a variation on literary form.

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From Hollywood starlets to downtown taxi dancers, and from Central Avenue speakeasies to clapboard Venice Beach shacks to Depression-era hobos riding the rails, this volume brings you the masters of the genre penning tales of love, lust, and loss in the City of Angels. Includes classic stories by: Raymond Chandler, Paul Cain, James Ellroy, Leigh Brackett, James M.

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Robert Mitchum returns as Philip Marlowe in 1978's "The Big Sleep" which transposes novelist Raymond Chandler's famous detective tale from the Los Angeles of the past to present day England. What appears to be a routine blackmail case for Marlowe soon spirals into murder and madness. Sarah Miles, Candy Clark, Joan Collins, and James Stewart also star.

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Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, "The Poisoner's Handbook" is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads more like Raymond Chandler than Madame Curie" ("The New York Observer") A fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, "The Poisoner's Handbook" is a page-turning account of a forgotten era.

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The Big Metaphor (Plus Dreaming in Black and White): How I Met Raymond Chandler

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Raymond Chandler called Mrs Holding "the top suspense writer of them all." Now together in one volume, these two celebrated mysteries can be sampled by a new generation of readers. Each features a strong yet ordinary protagonist who makes a careless mista

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Written in the tradition of Robert B. Parker's Spenser and Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe, the Jim Knighthorse series introduces a new hard-hitting, wise-cracking hero with a modern twist. Private investigator Jim Knighthorse returns in book 4 of the s

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El sueno eterno" (1939) es la primera novela de Raymond Chandler. El detective Philip Marlowe se enfrenta a un caso que promete ser sencillo: el viejo general Sternwood, paralitico y extremadamente rico, ha recibido una nota de chantaje que concierne a su hija menor, la salvaje Carmen. Recorriendo la ciudad desde su despacho en Hollywood Boulevard hasta las mansiones de los barrios residenciales, Marlowe debera adentrarse en un laberinto de perversidad cada vez mas oscuro.

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From the National Book Award-winning, bestselling author of Tree of Smoke comes a provocative thriller set in the American West. Nobody Move, which first appeared in the pages of Playboy, is the story of an assortment of lowlifes in Bakersfield, California, and their cat-and-mouse game over $2.3 million. Touched by echoes of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, Nobody Move is at once an homage to and a variation on literary form.

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Covering fantasy to fiction, history to humor, mystery to memoir, this addictive volume features 100 "one-night reads" to match all moods-by both celebrated writers and gifted unknowns, including Russell Baker, Willa Cather, Raymond Chandler, F. Scott Fitzgerald and many others.

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"The Big Sleep" (1946): L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) takes on a blackmail caseï ¢ï¾ ï¾and follows a trail peopled with murderers, pornographers, nightclub rogues, the spoiled rich and more. Raymond Chandler's legendary gumshoe solves it in hard-boiled style. Director Howard Hawks stylishly serves up snappy character encounters (particularly those of Bogart and Lauren Bacall), brisk pace and atmosphere galore from a script by William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett and Jules Furthman.

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Minding the Muse" is a practical handbook for the artist or writer-highly experienced, aspiring, or somewhere in between. Long draws from her extensive background as a poet, writer, and master teacher, but also gathers the insights and practices of a wide range of high-achieving artists, including mystery writer Raymond Chandler, choreographer Twyla Tharp, poet and performance artist Patti Smith, and the painter Joan Miro.

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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Raymond Chandler is an uncensored look at the tortured man who wrote the classic mystery novels The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye. Using recently uncovered archival materials, including personal papers and corre

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The novel is as much Raymond Chandler as John le Carre. Chris Morgan Jones has more than equaled his powerful debut. "The Observer "(U.K.) A vivid and relentless tale of murderous corporate espionage, Chris Morgan Jones s "The Jackal s Share" fol

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Inspector Montalbano, praised as "a delightful creation" (USA Today), has been compared to the legendary detectives of Georges Simenon, Dashiell Hammett, and Raymond Chandler. As the fourth mystery in the internationally bestselling series opens, Montalbano's gruesome discovery of a lovely, naked young woman suffocated in her bed immediately sets him on a search for her killer.

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From the co-creator and executive producer of the television show Cold Case Files, a fast-paced, stylish murder mystery featuring a tough-talking Irish cop turned private investigator who does for the city of Chicago what Elmore Leonard did for Detroit and Raymond Chandler did for Los Angeles. Chicago private investigator Michael Kelly is hired by his former partner, John Gibbons, to help solve an eight-year-old rape and battery case, a case it turns out his old friend was once ordered to forget.

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This graphic novel series is based on Raymond Chandler's legendary hard-boiled detective, Philip Marlowe. Marlowe is about to tackle two dangerous assignments. Marlowe's clients: an ancient gorilla who sees his life threatened when he decides to leave the criminal world behind forever, and a millionaire, whose son has been taken prisoner by the gambling mafia.

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Four years after writing his first novel, The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler found himself sitting in an office at Paramount Studios earning a weekly salary that amounted to almost half of what he had received film rights to his second novel, Farewell My Lov

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Raymond Chandler was among the most original and enduring crime novelists of the twentieth century. Yet much of his pre-writing life, including his unconventional marriage, has remained shrouded in mystery. In this compelling, wholly original book, Judith

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The great Raymond Chandler once noted that "the detective or mystery story. has become so thoroughly explored that the real problem for a writer now is to avoid writing a mystery while appearing to do so." And that is precisely what the contributors in this masterful anthology have accomplished. For in The Vintage Book of Classic Crime, Michael Dibdin has assembled fifty-four of the most stylish, original and subversive examples of the literature of murder.

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Author Jim Dawson writes a grassroots history of the vanished neighborhood of Bunker Hill, where Los Angeles's Center City skyscrapers stand today; Bunker Hill was through the 20th century a steep, slowly decaying neighborhood that inspired famous writers including Raymond Chandler and became the backdrop of dozens of film noir, which he also writes about.

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Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

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Toby Stephens stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Raymond Chandler;s first Philip Marlowe mystery. Fast-talking, trouble-seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the; 40s and; 50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amidst the corruption he encounters daily.

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Raymond Chandler meets Jonathan Lethem in this wickedly entertaining debut featuring Mark Genevich, Narcoleptic DetectiveMark Genevich is a South Boston P.I. with a little problem: he's narcoleptic, and he suffers from the most severe symptoms, including hypnogogic hallucinations. These waking dreams wreak havoc for a guy who depends on real-life clues to make his living.

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A Mysterious Something In The Light: The Life Of Raymond Chandler

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From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D. MacDonald got their start in Black Mask. The urban crime stories that appeared in Black Mask helped to shape American culture.

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From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D. MacDonald got their start in Black Mask. The urban crime stories that appeared in Black Mask helped to shape American culture.

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From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D. MacDonald got their start in Black Mask. The urban crime stories that appeared in Black Mask helped to shape American culture.

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From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D. MacDonald got their start in Black Mask. The urban crime stories that appeared in Black Mask helped to shape American culture.

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From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D. MacDonald got their start in Black Mask. The urban crime stories that appeared in Black Mask helped to shape American culture.

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From a writer described as "a worthy successor to Raymond Chandler" (Michael Connelly), the follow-up to "Shortcut Man," featuring Dick Henry in a rousing tale of sin and salvation in the City of Angels. Dick Henry is the Shortcut Man, assisting people with their sticky situations in the belief that the shortest answer to many problems may not always be legal.

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The American Noir - A Rehabilitation: Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain, Cornell Woolrich, W.R. Burnett and Others as Well as Classic

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Gerald Mohr stars as Raymond Chandler's hard-boiled gumshoe in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, a series based on one of the most popular sleuths in the history of crime fiction. First aired in 1947 with Van Heflin in the title role, Chandler disliked the initial incarnation, dubbing it "totally flat." However, in the 1948 revival Chandler admitted satisfaction, remarking that Mohr's voice "packed personality.

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A fresh analysis of both the hidden and explicit philosophical ideas to be found in crime literature Josef Hoffmann covers influences and inspirations in crime writing with references to a stellar cast of crime writers including Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, Dashiell Hammett, Albert Camus, Borges, Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, and Ted Lewis.

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The New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning novel with from an author whose "prose is like Raymond Chandler's, angular and hard" (Entertainment Weekly).Adam Chase has spent the last five years in New York City trying to erase his worst memories and the scorn and abandonment of his family. Then a phone call from his best friend awakens in him a torrent of emotion and pain.

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If any writer can be said to have inherited the mantel of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, it was Ross Macdonald. Between the late 1940s and his death in 1983, he gave the American crime novel a psychological depth and moral complexity that his predecessors had only hinted at. And in the character of Lew Archer, Macdonald redefined the private eye as a roving conscience who walks the treacherous frontier between criminal guilt and human sin.

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America's premier mystery writers-Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Erle Stanley Gardner-make a comeback in this latest suspense novel from William F. Nolan. In a vivid re-creation of Hollywood's Golden Age, Erle Stanley Gardner is accused of murder and becomes a fugitive in a desperate attempt to find the real killer. As the action sweeps from an MGM movie set to an obscure fishing village on the Gulf of California, listeners are treated to a drunken John Barrymore emoting Shakespeare, a bawdy encounter with Mae West in a steam bath, a full-throttle car chase with racing legend Barney Oldfield, and a shocking phone call from America's foremost gossipmonger, Walter Winchell.

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Set in Los Angeles, and starring Jack Webb as the stoic Sergeant Joe Friday, Dragnet is perhaps the most famous and influential police procedural drama of all time, having made extensive runs on both radio and television. Webb, also the producer of the show, took the series to new highs, insisting on realism in every facet of the program. The dialogue was clipped and sparse, taking its cue from hard-boiled crime fiction à la Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.

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Tough-minded and typically idiosyncratic, here is Chandler on Chandler, the mystery novel, writing, Hollywood, TV, publishing, cats, and famous crimes. This skillfully edited selection of letters, articles, and notes also includes the short story "A Coupl

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Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe

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"Milton Burton writes with a ruthless charm rivaling the great Raymond Chandler." -Kinky Freidman Milton T. Burton has charmed readers for years with his Texas mysteries, notable for their backwoods flair, down-home characters, and Southern-flavored sense of humor. In "These Mortal Remains, "Sheriff Bo Handel returns in a mystery which will have Burton's many fans hooting and hollering.

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Raymond Chandler's incomparable private eye is back, pulled by a seductive young heiress into the most difficult and dangerous case of his career"It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolvi

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"Los Angeles in the 1930s" returns to print an invaluable document of Depression-era Los Angeles, illuminating a pivotal moment in L.A.'s history, when writers like Raymond Chandler, Nathanael West, and F. Scott Fitzgerald were creating the images and associations-and the mystique-for which the City of Angels is still known. Many books in one, "Los Angeles in the 1930s" is both a genial guide and an addictively readable history, revisiting the Spanish colonial period, the Mexican period, the brief California Republic, and finally American sovereignty.

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A Readers Guide to Raymond Cha

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In the past decade, Raymond Chandler has come to be recognized as a major mid-century American novelist. Though an immensely popular writer of mysteries, Chandler is now receiving the serious attention of scholars. He is seen as a writer with a deliberate approach toward the creation of fictions that present a significant criticism of American life.

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This Encyclopedia is an indispensible reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over 1 million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholarsArranged in 3 volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the fieldEntries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.

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