Andrew M Brown at the British newspaper the Telegraph wrote an interesting piece about one of my favorite writers, Raymond Chandler, and a new book on Chandler by Tom Williams.
Crime writers have always had an inferiority complex about their work. It goes back to Conan Doyle, who thought his historical novels were better than the Sherlock Holmes stories. Ian Rankin was reflecting (on Twitter) the other day about the low status of crime fiction. And at the recent Crime Writers’ Association awards, authors were heard grumbling that the literary establishment looked down on the mystery genre.
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