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CHANDLER, Raymond (Raymond Thornton), 1888-1959 : FAREWELL, MY LOVELY.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First edition. "It was a warm day, almost the end of March, and I stood outside the barber shop looking up at the jutting neon sign of a second floor dine and dice emporium ...". His second and most widely celebrated novel – a Haycraft-Queen cornerstone of the genre.
CHANDLER, Raymond (Raymond Thornton), 1888-1959 : THE SIMPLE ART OF MURDER.
London : Hamish Hamilton, (1950). First British edition. A collection of seven short stories, none previously published in the United Kingdom, together with an interesting and important introduction on pulp fiction, and a concluding essay on detective fiction in general.
CHANDLER, Raymond (Raymond Thornton), 1888-1959 : FINGER MAN AND OTHER STORIES.
New York : Avon Publishing Co., (1950). Second edition. Four early stories – “Finger Man” (1934), “Smart-Aleck Kill” (1934), “The Bronze Door” (1939) and “The Simple Art of Murder” (1944) – originally published in book form as Murder Mystery Monthly 43 in 1946 – and here redesigned and in pocket format. New Avon Library 219.
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