Like a Nun in a Motorcar

December 23, 2014 | 1 book mentioned

Raymond Chandler did not invent the private eye — Dashiell Hammett and a few others got there first. But his vision is the one that caught the public eye and stuck most indelibly in the imagination, like — in one of his aromatic metaphors — ‘a tarantula on a slice of angel food.’” On a new biography of the man behind Phillip Marlowe.

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

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