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I think Raymond Chandler is the best writer that I've read in this genre.
It is so obvious that it is almost a tad insulting as a reader to have the plot device employed so early in the book.
Regardless, this novel is certainly well-written ... complete with crackling dialogue and interesting characters.
The Lady in the Lake is yet another true classic by Raymond Chandler. In ways, it's surprising that this book is in the same league as The Big Sleep and Farewell, My Lovely. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Adam
Loved it. One of the best. Love the descriptions - feels like i'm there.Published 1 month ago by J. J. Hopkins
Decided it was time to try old detective stories. Glad I did. Not finished yet, but so far it's interesting and moves along.Published 2 months ago by Kate
One of the great classic Chandler novels with beautiful prose, great observations and one of the more interesting and complex plots. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bradley
I've never met a big city PI or detective so I don't know how they actually behave or react. Chandler's heroes and villains all seem to be hard asses, which is certainly easier to... Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. Sauter