March 4, 2008

The Simple Art of Murder

You can find the full text of Raymond Chandler's essay "The Simple Art of Murder" here.

March 3, 2008

Hard-Boiled Fiction Presentation

Click here for the power point presentation on hard-boiled fiction.

Hard-Boiled Slang

Learn to barber like a Bruno or chin like a chippy. The following glossary of hard-boiled slang is worth a look.

Detective Fiction Resources

William Marling's overview of detective novels is a good introduction to hard-boiled fiction.

Lee Horsley's crime fiction site also provides helpful information.

My page on hard-boiled fiction and film noir may also prove useful.

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Chandler Bibliography

The following site provides a secondary bibliography related to Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep.