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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.
Loved it. One of the best. Love the descriptions - feels like i'm there.Published 23 days 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 1 month 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 2 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 3 months ago by J. Sauter
Vintage Chandler. Excellent plot and tight writing. Nothing implausible in the story. A very entertaining and satisfying novel.Published 3 months ago by James D. Burns