Seventy-five years ago this week a revolution in crime-writing began when knopf published the big sleep, raymond chandler's first novel reviews in 1939 were wary and unenthusiastic, however, and only gradually was it recognised that chandler had pulled off a bold fusion of highbrow and lowbrow.
On 23 july 1888, crime novelist raymond chandler - creator of philip marlowe - was born in chicago the detective-story writer john dickson carr felt that if he had bothered with the “fatigue of construction and clues” he might have written better books, but in his essay the simple art of murder chandler. I have a love of quirky, interesting detective stories with fun settings, from cozies like riley adams (elizabeth craig)'s memphis bbq books, set in a southern restaurant, to quirky spoofs like malcolm pryce's aberystwyth books, which are raymond chandler pastiches full of evil druids and victimised fudge.
Notes on the detective story by raymond chandler 1 it must be credibly motivated, both as to the original situation and denouement it must consist of the plausible actions of plausible people in plausible circumstances, it being remembered that plausibility is largely a matter of style this requirement rules out most trick. The magazine came to symbolize the hard-boiled school of writing, with contributing writers like dashiell hammett and raymond chandler under editor joseph thompson shaw's direction, black mask “established a revolutionary direction for the detective story” (crime classics) shaw was attempting to create a new kind.
What do you get when you mix ancient roman history with a detective novel with the atmosphere of raymond chandler you will get roman blood – a obviously, cicero is a real historical figure and this was an actual court case with a written record that has survived over the years about bruce kratofil.