Tag Archives: Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler / Hardboiled / Writer [It’s a Crime: New Indian Express]

November 09, 2016 And now, after two weeks of talking with you about the hardboiled revolution, we come to talking about my favourite writer of detective stories. It is a sin for a reviewer to call out a favourite (and … Continue reading

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Black Mask Magazine / Hardboiled / History [It’s a Crime: New Indian Express]

Detective fiction started as a genre in the mid-1800s, with Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’ and other adventures of the detective C. August Dupin. Some exceptional novels and short stories followed, most notably those of Wilkie Collins and Émile Gaboriau. The last years of the 1800s saw the arrival of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, of Sherlock Holmes and the Golden Age of detective fiction. Mostly, these mysteries eschewed too much of blood-and-gore, and were neither committed, nor solved by the common man. All that would change with the advent of the hardboiled detective and the Black mask magazine. Continue reading

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The Lady in the Lake / Raymond Chandler / Philip Marlowe [It’s a Crime: New Indian Express]

29 June 2016 By now, I think most of the readers of this column know that I am a bona fide fan of the hardboiled genre, and especially of Raymond Chandler. Chandler’s creation, Philip Marlowe is perhaps my favourite non-Holmes … Continue reading

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Raymond Chandler / The Big Sleep / Philip Marlowe [It’s a Crime: New Indian Express]

02 March 2016 “There’s Holmes and there’s Marlowe, and then there’s everyone else”, said the pretty, short-haired, spectacled girl at the Strand Bookstore, New York. I nodded in perhaps-agreement. And then we went back to discussing Higashino, Rankin and Camilleri. … Continue reading

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