(Original Caption) La Jolla, California: Veteran Mystery Writer Dies. Raymond Chandler, shown in 1954 file photo, Dean of the Country's mystery writers, died here March 26th from pneumonia, he was 71. Chandler's style set a pattern for the modern tough guy detective stories. His private eye hero, Philip Marlowe, set a trend in detective story writing which often featured sharp, clipped writing, strong verbs, and eye-arresting similes. A Philip Marlowe television series is in preparation.
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May 13th, 2020
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