Raymond Chandler





Raymond Chandler

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

died
March 26, 1959

gender
male

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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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The Big Sleep
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 62,816 ratings — published 1939 — 177 editions
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The Long Goodbye
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 18,409 ratings — published 1953 — 116 editions
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Farewell, My Lovely
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 18,370 ratings — published 1940 — 101 editions
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The Lady in the Lake
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 9,590 ratings — published 1943 — 104 editions
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Trouble is My Business
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 8,429 ratings — published 1950 — 45 editions
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The High Window
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 8,683 ratings — published 1942 — 72 editions
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The Little Sister
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 7,282 ratings — published 1949 — 75 editions
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The Simple Art of Murder
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 3,468 ratings — published 1944 — 26 editions
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Playback
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 3,671 ratings — published 1958 — 64 editions
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Poodle Springs
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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 2,802 ratings — published 1989 — 33 editions
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More books by Raymond Chandler…
“There is no trap so deadly as the trap you set for yourself.”
Raymond Chandler, Long Goodbye

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

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

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