A Mysterious Something in the Light

A Mysterious Something in the Light

The Life of Raymond Chandler

Hardback384pp Illustrated230x152mm

9781613748404     Product Code: 506448


After a childhood in Chicago overshadowed by his father’s alcoholism, a public school education in England, the return to Los Angeles and a lucrative career in the oil business, Raymond Chandler (1888–1959) turned to writing in middle age. This biography follows Chandler’s uneven path to a late career as a writer and the fame of novels such as The Big Sleep and Double Indemnity, which raised crime fiction to the level of art.

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