Check out an article on Hidden Gems where this writer talks about crime books that have succeeded or failed as films. If I say so myself, it’s worth a read. A bit like some of the books that get mentioned. Ta-da!
As I hope you have already heard, the last story ever written by Raymond Chandler has been discovered in the archives and is a seering indictment of the US healthcare system – from a 1958, the year before he died. This was a far cry from his detective series involving the ever-knowing Philip Marlowe. This
I bumped into a fab page referenced on Facebook which was Raymond Chandler’s ten rules for writing a detective novel. As the article makes clear, Chandler wasn’t just providing a prescriptive list, he was being playful by having a go at those detective novels that had preceded him. In particular, he clearly had issues with