Trouble Is My Business

Author: Raymond Chandler
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241146127
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Trouble is My Business is a collection of four riveting novellas from Raymond Chandler. In the first of the four cases in Trouble is My Business, LA PI Philip Marlowe is offered a job that leaves a bad taste in the mouth: smearing a girl who's 'got her hooks into a rich man's pup'. Before too long Marlowe's up to his neck in corpses and cops and he's taken pity on the girl. There's nothing like making trouble of your business . . . The four novellas collected here are quintessential Raymond Chandler: slick, crystal-clear writing that pins the reader to the seat and won't let go until the last page is turned. Praise for Raymond Chandler: 'Chandler's prose flies off the pages like a burst from a Tommy gun. Chandler was perhaps the finest exponent of the fledgling genre now known as pulp fiction' Scottish Field 'One of the greatest crime writers, who set the standards others still try to attain' Sunday Times 'Nobody can write like Chandler on his home turf, not even Faulkner . . . An original . . . A great artist' Boston Review 'Raymond Chandler invented a new way of talking about America, and America has never looked the same to us since' Paul Auster Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and moved to England with his family when he was twelve. He attended Dulwich College, Alma Mater to some of the twentieth century's most renowned writers. Returning to America in 1912, he settled in California, worked in a number of jobs, and later married. It was during the Depression era that he seriously turned his hand to writing and his first published story appeared in the pulp magazine Black Mask in 1933, followed six years later by his first novel. The Big Sleep introduced the world to Philip Marlowe, the often imitated but never-bettered hard-boiled private investigator. It is in Marlowe's long shadow that every fictional detective must stand - and under the influence of Raymond Chandler's addictive prose that every crime author must write.

Icons Of Mystery And Crime Detection

Author: Mitzi M. Brunsdale
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313345302
Size: 15,49 MB
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This book provides an introduction to 24 iconic figures, real and fictional, that have shaped the detective/mystery genre of popular literature. * Parallel chronologies placing each of the book's 24 subjects in their historical/cultural context * Individual selected bibliographies for each of the 24 figures plus a selected general bibliography of critical sources treating the genre

Trouble Is My Business And Other Stories

Author: Raymond Chandler
Editor: NY Books
Size: 12,91 MB
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Van Heflin

Author: Derek Sculthorpe
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 078649686X
Size: 15,42 MB
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A versatile craftsman, actor Van Heflin was never concerned with popularity or comfortable with stardom. Lauded by his peers, Heflin won over moviegoers with his portrayal of resolute homesteader Joe Starrett in George Stevens' classic Shane (1953). He impressed in all genres, convincingly portraying every type of character from heel to hero. Van Heflin first garnered attention as the sensitive, alcoholic friend of gangster Johnny Eager (1941), for which he won an Academy Award, and later gave notable performances in a string of noirs, dramas and westerns. He was memorable as the psychotic cop in Joseph Losey's masterpiece The Prowler (1951) but equally impressive as the doubtful executive in Jean Negulesco's smart satire Woman's World (1954). This first full-length biography of Heflin covers his early life as a sailor and his career on stage and screen, providing detailed commentary on all his films.

The Jack Reacher Field Manual

Author: George Beahm
Editor: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1941631037
Size: 17,57 MB
Format: PDF
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You don’t know Jack—Jack Reacher, that is . . . In The Jack Reacher Field Manual: An Unofficial Companion to Lee Child’s Reacher Novels, from ex-Army major and New York Times bestselling author George Beahm, get up-close and personal with Reacher like never before. The only book of its kind, the Field Manual draws on 17 years of interviews, novels, stories, and more to demystify author Lee Child’s larger-than-life, name-taking, quick-thinking one-man avenger. Child calls the Reacher novels “almost entirely autobiographical,” and The Jack Reacher Field Manual seamlessly integrates the literary creator and his creation to provide the most complete portrait of Jack Reacher available. Dive into Jack Reacher’s life with: - A detailed dossier on Reacher and his life at West Point and in the Army’s Military Police Corps - Reacher’s rules of engagement, including how he handles a street brawl - A full-color drifter’s roadmap of the US, detailing the places Reacher has visited in the novels - Reacher’s philosophy for surviving under the radar - A biography on Child and an A-to-Z list of the key people, places, and things in his life - And more, including a glossary of US Army acronyms that appear in the series and a comprehensive reading list of Reacher novels, novellas, and stories The Jack Reacher Field Manual belongs in the fatigue jacket of any fan craving more information about this internationally popular literary antihero.

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

Author: Gale Group
Editor: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787612023
Size: 20,26 MB
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In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authorsо New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authorsо entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually.

Television Drama Series Programming

Author: Larry James Gianakos
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Size: 16,80 MB
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For more than a decade, Gianakos' comprehensive chronicles of American television dramatic programming have been considered classic references. Following a descriptive and critical review for each period, an exhaustive Days and Times section includes detailed listings for all dramatic specials. Program sections for all seasons provide writer and director credits. This is the long-anticipated sixth volume.

West Coast Review Of Books

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Kliatt Young Adult Paperback Book Guide

Size: 15,92 MB
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Raymond Chandler

Author: Robert F. Moss
Editor: Gale
ISBN: 9780787652470
Size: 20,71 MB
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Chronicles the career of Raymond Chandler from an aspiring man of letters in London to a professional novelist and literary celebrity who achieved commercial success and established an enduring reputation as a great American novelist. His novels are works of perceptive social realism that capture and interpret American life between 1939 and 1959. He wrote seven of the best novels in the American hard-boiled tradition, as well as lyrical and evocative prose.