Raymond Chandler





Raymond Chandler


Born
in Chicago, Illinois, The United States
July 23, 1888

Died
March 26, 1959

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Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter.

In 1932, at age forty-four, Raymond Chandler decided to become a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Depression. His first short story, "Blackmailers Don't Shoot", was published in 1933 in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine. His first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939. In addition to his short stories, Chandler published just seven full novels during his lifetime (though an eighth in progress at his death was completed by Robert B. Parker). All but Playback have been realized into motion pictures, some several times. In the year before he died, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America. He died on
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Playback (Philip Marlowe, #7)

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“To say goodbye is to die a little.”
Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye

“There is no trap so deadly as the trap you set for yourself.”
Raymond Chandler, Long Goodbye

“Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. ”
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