- Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf (June 2002)
- ISBN-10: 1400030226
- ISBN-13: 978-1400030224
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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I haven't until recently read a non fiction book for over 15 years.
It's Raymond Chandler's commentary on what it takes to write a good murder mystery and, believe it or not, it's a very interesting read.
The Simple Art of Murder is a collection of author favorites culled from short works of crime fiction by the legendary Raymond Chandler.
This book is everything I hoped it would be and more. It helped to complete my library of this type of book.Published 3 months ago by Ronald F. Duckworth
Michael connelly put me on to him, and you know micheal is a boss so is Robert parker.great vibe,real grit.Published 6 months ago by john rawson
If you like murder mysteries, esp. those based in Los Angeles, then this book helps you understand what makes a great murder mystery.Published 10 months ago by Neil
The stories in this book may come as a great surprise. Don't expect more first person adventures of Chandler's detective hero Philip Marlow, aka John Dalmas (if there were, I'd... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Alun Whittaker
The single best set of essays and commentaries on the hard-boiled detective novel ever written, and written by the master who truly defined the genre. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Gary L. Herstein
I have all eight of his novels and is very familiar with Philip Marlowe!
I haven't until recently read a non fiction book for over 15 years. Read more
I thought this was another Phillip Marlowe mystery, but it is actually an essay about writing mysteries, followed by a short story collection. Read morePublished on January 30, 2011 by Angela Wolf
Unfortunately, I believe this is the last collection of Chandlers available.
This collection starts with an essay published in 1950 where he argues the virtues of the... Read more
Ross MacDonald wrote of his crime fiction mentor "Raymond Chandler" that he "...wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sunblinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic... Read morePublished on August 19, 2010 by C. M Mills