Sunday, January 25, 2009

Trouble Is My Business - Raymond Chandler

A collection of longish stories, all structure with chapters. At a 3.42 average, a 3.75 type book. There are some Philip Marlowe tales in the latter part of the book. Plenty of private investigations.

Trouble Is My Business : Killer in the Rain - Raymond Chandler
Trouble Is My Business : The Man Who Liked Dogs - Raymond Chandler
Trouble Is My Business : The Curtain - Raymond Chandler
Trouble Is My Business : Try the Girl - Raymond Chandler
Trouble Is My Business : Mandarin's Jade - Raymond Chandler
Trouble Is My Business : Bay City Blues - Raymond Chandler
Trouble Is My Business : The Lady in the Lake - Raymond Chandler
Trouble Is My Business : No Crime in the Mountains - Raymond Chandler
Trouble Is My Business : Trouble is My Business - Raymond Chandler
Trouble Is My Business : Finger Man - Raymond Chandler
Trouble Is My Business : Goldfish - Raymond Chandler
Trouble Is My Business : Red Wind - Raymond Chandler

"I sighed. "Gunfire," I said. "A dead man on the floor. A naked, doped girl in a chair not knowing what had happened. A killer I couldn't have caught and you couldn't have caught--then. Behind all this a poor old roughneck that was breaking his heart trying to do the right thing in a miserable spot. Go ahead--stick it into me. I'm not sorry."

3.5 out of 5


Saints and Snares.

4 out of 5


Silver-Wig gone.

3 out of 5


Bruising finish.

3 out of 5


Psychic strong-arm man.

3 out of 5


Big Chin slipper her, Shorty.

3.5 out of 5


Sloppy plant.

3.5 out of 5


Shoe money half coyote not quite out of Japanese gunmen, but out of nazis.

3.5 out of 5


"How else would I make a nickel?"

4 out of 5


Casino killing group.

3 out of 5


Double pearler deception.

3.5 out of 5


Some missing pearls, a dame, a dodgy cop, and a really good night for drinking.

3.5 out of 5




4 out of 5

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