On this day in 1888 the late, great crime novelist Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago. He died on March 26, 1959.
Chandler was the author of The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, The Long Goodbye and other classic crime novels that featured his iconic character, private investigator Philip Marlowe.
You can read about Chandler's life and work via the Chicago Public Library's web site:
You can also read my Crime Beat column on Raymond Chandler's influence on crime novels and crime films via the below link: