where the writers are

Raymond Chandler | Raymond Chandler

libby-fischer-hellmann's picture
Nov.06.2013
"Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon." E. L. Doctorow I love that definition. Sensory detail succeeds when a writer uses the senses of touch, taste, sight, smell and sound to create a visceral,...
sal-glynn's picture
Oct.21.2013
(NOTE: Oh, a little monkey playing on his one key/Gives them all the cue/To do the Monkey Doodle Doo/Let me take you by the hand/Over to the jungle band/If you’re too old for dancing/Get yourself a monkey gland/And then let’s/Go, my little dearie, there’s the Darwin theory/Telling me and you/To do...
robert-earle's picture
Sep.08.2013
  Thomas Pynchon's novel, Inherent Vice, is Pynchonesque in multiple familiar senses: every page crackles with weird but appropriate descriptions, almost no one knows what's going on (including the reader), and there is a conspiracy under foot.  The concept of "inherent vice" seems to...
jm-cornwell's picture
Aug.04.2013
Raymond Chandler has been my favorite writer of crime fiction most of my life, but I had only seen his work dramatized by Humphrey Bogart and other actors, Bogey being my favorite Philip Marlowe. I decided to check out the writing this time around and The Big Sleep seemed like the right one. I...
john-knoerle's picture
Jun.15.2013
“Murder My Sweet” – 1944. Directed by Edward Dmytryk, script by John Paxton, based on the novel “Farewell My Lovely” by Raymond Chandler. Stars Dick Powell, Claire Trevor and Anne Shirley. Not sure why I love this flick so much. It doesn’t have the emotional depth of “Out of the Past”, and “Double...
john-knoerle's picture
May.16.2013
Eight great lines from the Poet Laureate of hardboiled fiction, Raymond Chandler.     I’m an occasional drinker, the kind of guy who goes out for a beer and wakes up in Singapore with a full beard. - The King in Yellow I felt lousy. I felt like an amputated leg. - Trouble is My Business...
ashen-venema's picture
Feb.08.2013
   Why spin tales, why listen to them, enact them on stage, dance them, ritualise them, read them, write them, re-write them?    We tell stories to ourselves and each other, to entertain, inspire, amplify events, or in search for meaning. When it comes to stories, fact-finders...
charles-salzberg's picture
Nov.25.2012
TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012Mystery Writer Charles Salzberg on Making Connections, Writing Hard Boiled, and Loving LiteratureCharles Salzberg was nominated for a Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel for his book Swann's Last Song.  In October he will release the second in the series, called Swann...
charles-salzberg's picture
Nov.24.2012
/* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;...
joni-rodgers's picture
Mar.14.2012
My new novel THE HURRICANE LOVER involves a deadly game of cat and mouse that spins out of control during the devastating Gulf Coast hurricane season of 2005. A con artist uses the collapsed infrastructure as cover for identity theft and murder, and she lures her victims through a website that...