Finger Man and Other Stories
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Finger Man and Other Stories

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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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Ondřej Sýkora
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
Malcolm Noble
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...more
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