The Simple Art of Murder Author:Raymond Chandler "Raymond Chandler was and remains a hard man to follow. He wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence." - Ross Macdonald — For a moment neither man moved. Then Steve kicked the trombone away from him and squashed his cigarette in a glass tray. His black eyes were empty but his mouth gr... more »inned whitely.
"If you want trouble," he said. "I come from where they make it." Leopardi smiled, thinly, tautly, and his right hand came up out of the suitcase with a gun in it. His thumb snicked the safety catch. He held the gun steady, pointing. "Make some with this," he said, and fired.
"You can't ask for anything better." - San Fransisco Chronicle« less