Picture of Raymond Chandler; author of The Big Sleep, Playback, Poodle Springs and The Long Goodbye; twentieth century American detective novelist
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Raymond Chandler's Long Goodbye
On this day in 1953 Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye was published. Many say it is his best novel, and the biographers trace many connections to Chandler's personal life, despite being told not to: "Yes, I am exactly like the characters in my books.... I am thirty-eight years old and have been for the last twenty years. I do not regard myself as a dead shot, but I am a pretty dangerous man with a wet towel."

 

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