User Tools

Site Tools


Raymond Chandler

American novelist

Raymond Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter. 1)

Born in Chicago

Born in 1888 in Chicago, Illinois. 2)

Philip Marlowe

He is best known for his hard-boiled detective fiction featuring Philip Marlowe. 3)

Seven novels featuring Marlowe

He wrote seven novels featuring Marlowe, including “The Big Sleep” (1939) and “Farewell, My Lovely” (1940). 4)

Full-time writer

Chandler worked as an oil company executive before becoming a full-time writer in the 1930s. 5)

Hard-bolied detective

He was one of the leading practitioners of the “hard-boiled” style of detective fiction. 6)

Writin g style

Chandler's writing style is characterized by his use of crisp, witty dialogue, vivid descriptions, and a sharp eye for the seamy side of life. 7)

Development of the modern detective novel

He is often considered a major influence on the development of the modern detective novel. 8)


Chandler's work has been adapted into numerous film and television productions, including the movies “The Big Sleep” (1946) and “Marlowe” (1969). 9)

"Double Indemnity"

He received an Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1944 for his work on “Double Indemnity”. 10)

Struggled with depression

Chandler was a heavy drinker and struggled with depression throughout his life. 11)

Died in 1959

He died in 1959 at the age of 70. 12)

Crime Writers' Association Hall

He was inducted into the Crime Writers' Association Hall of Fame in 2008. 13)

Chandler's work has been translated into many languages and continues to be popular today. 14)

He is regarded as one of the greatest crime writers of the 20th century. 15)

raymond_chandler.txt · Last modified: 2023/01/30 01:53 by aga