A two-hour class focusing on three of Chandler’s most famous prose works: The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye and Farewell, My Lovely. Wonder if they still have any seats open… (Nov. 5 & 9, 2012, site has details)
A short Wall Street Journal piece contrasting, mostly, an Agatha Christie essay on detective fiction - wherein she, essentially, compares her style of detective fiction with a bracing go at a crossword puzzle - with Chandler’s “The Simple Art of Murder”.
“I’m a licensed private investigator and have been for quite a while. I’m a lone wolf, unmarried, getting middle-aged, and not rich. I’ve been in jail more than once and I don’t do divorce business. I like liquor and women and chess and a few other things. The cops don’t like me too well, but I know a couple I get along with. I’m a native son, born in Santa Rosa, both parents dead, no brothers or sisters, and when I get knocked off in a dark alley sometime, if it happens, as it could to anyone in my business, nobody will feel that the bottom has dropped out of his or her life.” ― Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye