Book Reviews of THE SIMPLE ART OF MURDER

THE SIMPLE ART OF MURDER
THE SIMPLE ART OF MURDER
Author: Raymond Chandler
ISBN-13: 9780345272645
ISBN-10: 0345272641
Publication Date: 9/12/1977
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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L.A. IS MURDER....Take four quick trips along the darkside of the city's streets, where the California sun makes apromise it breaks every night, where trouble knows your name and address, and death walks around with a smirk on its face, and a smoking gun in its hand.

The book contains four stories SPAINISH BLOOD, I'LL BE WAITING, THE KING IN YELLOW AND PEARLS ARE A NUISANCE plus an essay THE SIMPLE ART OF MURDER
....taken from the back cover of the book
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I cant resist a Chandler book. This one begins with a quaint treatise on detective writers. No Marlowe in the four representative stories, but all have the charm and sarcastic wit of his best-known character. And, you have to love his similes. Here is murder/crime in a jugular vein almost on a par with Damon Runyon.