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    Enjoyable collection for everyone A great introduction if you have never read a Raymond Chandler book or story And if you have enjoy A fan.

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    A new appreciation of humanityAside from the great writing and pure entertainment, I believe the the answer and cure for what is wrong with the world today is in this anthology.

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    How did I manage to live so long without Philip Marlowe He s the coolest And, it was such a pleasure to read a book without editing mistakes.

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Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe [PDF / EPUB] Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe Originally published a decade ago and now expanded, this book is a homage to the greatest detective story writer of the th century, an Anglo American who took Los Angeles, his adopted home, off the ro originally published a decade ago and now expanded, this book is a homage to the greatest detective story writer of the th century, an Anglo American who took Los Angeles, his adopted home, off the road maps and into the land of legend For Raymond Chandler, Raymond Chandler's PDF/EPUB ² who died in , his literary descendants will do just about anything, and that includes contributing to an anthology honoring him Thus, in here we find the likes of Sara Paretsky, Robert Crais, Loren D Estleman, Jonathan Valin, Robert Campbell, Eric Van Lustbader, Simon Brett, Julie Smith, Jeremiah Healy, Roger L Simon, James Grady, and numerous others creating stories in the style of Chandler and in the voice of Marlowe But, as editor Byron Preiss remarks, The contributors of this book are here to honor Chandler, not to steal from him He also says, Many would not be the writers they are had not Chandler followed Hammett and Cain down the back alley of fiction into the realm of art That s certainly a succinctly expressive summation Moreover, today the idea of the mean streets that Chandler wished the best heroes to traverse is one that has, perhaps than ever before, seized the imagination of the public when it comes to popular entertainment What s old is new again, as they say, and in this case that means noirIn an introduction by Robert B Parker who himself finished the incomplete Chandler novel Poodle Springswe learn the essentials of Chandler s life the British public school education, the wife who wasyears older than he, etc But in the stories essayed here we get the effects of an imagined world that has become an entire universeAmong the many included are tales of the Thelma Todd murder scandal by Max Allan Collins of Dr Seuss s missing watercolors by Robert L Simon of a pro wrestler called The Crusher by Jonathan Valin and of the ancient jeweled skull that was the inspiration for Hammett s Maltese Falcon by Dick LochteTwo new stories, not in the earlier edition of this volume, are by Simon, creator of Moses Wine, and J Madison Davis, the author of Red Knight and White Rook and president of the North American Association of International Crime WritersFinally, there is an afterword by Chandler scholar and biographer Frank McShane And, yes, the real Raymond Chandler is here too, represented by the story The Pencil, in which that particular writing instrument turns out to be one gift you never want to receive This book is not quite the real thing it can t be But it s as close as you could hope to find Otto PenzlerFrom Library JournalPhilip Marlowe is arguably the most popular and influential character in American hard boiled detective fiction There is a little bit of the wise cracking, incorruptible Marlowe in just about every detective that followed since he made his debut in Chandler s The Big Sleep inTo commemorate Chandler scentenary,of today s top mystery writers, eg Max Allan Collins, Sara Paretsky, and Loren Estleman, offer their take on Marlowe The collection is nicely capped with Chandler s own last Marlowe story, The Pencil Marlowe s popularity has waned very little, so this should circulate well.