Trouble Was His Business — Raymond Chandler


"The Big Sleep," "Farewell, My Lovely," "The High Window" and "The Lady in the Lake" are published in "The Raymond Chandler Omnibus," with a forward by Lawrence Clark Powell.

Powell says: "Almost everything written about La Reina de Los Angeles, however, has been by those revolted by her, intentionally satirizing her follies and hot with scorn that blinds a writer to the details of the local scene." He adds, Chandler "didn’t moralize, satirize, deplore or lament," a contention challenged by Times book editor Robert R. Kirsch in this 1964 review. 

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1 Response to Trouble Was His Business — Raymond Chandler

  1. Arye Michael Bender says:

    My own love-hate relationship with Los Angeles continues, though I now live in San Francisco. My adopted up north city is more love than hate, but there are times still, that I crave to be baking on the hot, smoggy streets of L.A.
    Further observation: San Francisco is never ‘Frisco’, but Los Angeles is always L.A.


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