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Raymond Chandler – King of the Mystery Writers and 7th Bn CEF Combat Soldier

Raymond ChandlerRaymond Chandler was a famous American writer of hard-boiled detective fiction. Some of his quotes:

  • “She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket.”
  • “The kind of lawyer you hope the other fellow has.”
  • “A really good detective never gets married.”
  • “A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled.”
  • “He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.”
  • “A good title is the title of a successful book.”
  • “To say goodbye is to die a little.”
  • “There is no trap so deadly as the trap you set for yourself.”
  • “I don’t mind if you don’t like my manners. They’re pretty bad. I grieve over them during the long winter evenings.”
Tom Hawthorn 14 Aug
Chandler also served with the 50th Gordon Highlanders and was a Cadet in the Royal Air Force.