The Long Good-Bye – by Raymond Chandler. Undated, c. 1955.
Raymond Chandler’s character, Philip Marlow, is one of the great characters of American crime fiction. Chandler’s writing has had huge stylistic influence on popular American Literature. Ian Fleming said that Chandler offered “some of the finest dialogue written in any prose today”.
A Thriller Book Club first edition with a wonderful dust-jacket by an unknown illustrator. A hardback in good condition. It is a pleasure to read Chandler with a book like this from the 1950s.
Thriller book club books were often published at the same time as the original editions of a book. They have different covers which make them an interesting series to collect.