The Big Sleep
by Raymond Chandler
Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge
Sure, Chandler may have ragged on Hollywood in his novels, but that didn't stop him from writing screenplays, including the script of Double Indemnity, which was a huge film noir hit.
Chandler even makes a cameo in Double Indemnity, where he is shown seated reading a book. And now, of course, we're dying to know the title. (Source.)
You, too, can tour the mean streets of Chandler's novels. So next time you're in Los Angeles, book a ticket, and take a walk in Marlowe's footsteps. (Source.)
In this interview, the rising thriller writer Michael Koryta, who won the 2008 L.A. Times book prize for mystery for his novel Envy the Night, talks about how Raymond Chandler influenced his writing. (Source.)