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Raymond Chandler. The Finger Man. New York: Avon Books Murder Mystery Monthly, 1946. First edition in this form. Octavo. 122 pages. Paperback format.
Paperback, 158 pages
Published 1950 by Avon Publishing company (first published 1941)
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Ondrej Sykora
Mar 25, 2014 Ondrej Sykora rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I've read the bilingual Czech/English edition, the original would get 3-4 stars (it's not as good as later Chandler's novels, but still nice). The two stars are because of the translator/editor who both fucked up in a terrible way. The English version has an unusual amount of typos and other errors, including a missing paragraph. Then there is the Czech translation that is as bad as a translation can get - it's not just the choice of language, but sometimes translation does not make sense at all ...more
Ralph
Mar 13, 2015 Ralph rated it really liked it
In this short 1946 collection from Avon Books, consisting of three stories and an essay, we have what some editorial wag at Avon labeled on the cover as “A redhead, a roulette wheel, and murder a la Chandler.” Well, what do editorial wags know? It does prove he at least read the first story, “Finger Man,” which is more than did the cover artist for the edition I have, giving us a blonde who is as blonde as a blonde can be. It’s, of course, a minor quibble, for it’s the meat we’re interested in, ...more
Matt
Jun 04, 2015 Matt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sings like a crooked canary.

Cheers.
Malcolm Noble
May 17, 2014 Malcolm Noble rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A nice edition with a good selection. Nice cover art
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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
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