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Written by Raymond ChandlerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Raymond Chandler

  • Format: Hardcover, 1336 pages
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  • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • On Sale: October 15, 2002
  • Price: $30.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-41500-5 (0-375-41500-9)
about this book

For the first time in one book—all of Raymond Chandler's short fiction, including stories long out of print. With an introduction by John Bayley.

Twenty-five stories in all, long and short, remind us again why Chandler's characters are among the most alluring and imitated in twentieth-century fiction.


“[Chandler] wrote as if pain hurt and life mattered.”
The New Yorker

“Chandler seems to have created the culminating American hero: wised up, hopeful, thoughtful, adventurous, sentimental, cynical and rebellious.”
—Robert B. Parker, The New York Times Book Review

“Philip Marlowe remains the quintessential urban private eye.”
Los Angeles Times

“Nobody can write like Chandler on his home turf, not even Faulkner. . . . An original. . . . A great artist.”
The Boston Book Review

“[T]he prose rises to heights of unselfconscious eloquence, and we realize with a jolt of excitement that we are in the presence of not a mere action tale teller, but a stylist, a writer with a vision.”
—Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Review of Books


A Complete Listing of the Stories

PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE
The Bronze Door (not available for 40 years)
Professor Bingo's Snuff (not available for 40 years)
English Summer (published in The Notebooks of Raymond Chandler, 1976; not available for 20 years)
Marlowe Takes on the Syndicate (a.k.a. Wrong Pigeon, and The Pencil; not available for 40 years)

APPEARED IN KILLER IN THE RAIN (now out-of-print)
Bay City Blues (incorporated into The Lady in the Lake)
The Curtain (incorporated into The Big Sleep)
Killer in the Rain (incorporated into The Big Sleep)
The Lady in the Lake
The Man Who Liked Dogs (incorporated into Farewell, My Lovely)
Mandarin's Jade (incorporated into Farewell, My Lovely)
No Crime in the Mountains (incorporated into The Lady in the Lake)
Try the Girl (incorporated into Farewell, My Lovely)

ALSO APPEARS IN CHANDLER (LIBRARY OF AMERICA)
Blackmailers Don't Shoot

IN TROUBLE IS MY BUSINESS
Trouble is My Business
Finger Man
Goldfish
Red Wind

IN THE SIMPLE ART OF MURDER
Spanish Blood
I'll Be Waiting
The King in Yellow
Pearls Are a Nuisance
Pickup on Noon Street
Smart-Aleck Kill
Gun's at Cyrano's
Nevada Gas