Re: RARA-AVIS: "Simple Art..." stories
20 Jan 99 16:32:00 -0500 --UNS_gsauns2_3041082358
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Recently Jeff wrote:

"I don't know when 'Smart-Aleck Kill' was written but it struck
me as fairly weak when compared with the rest of the ones I

"Smart-Aleck Kill" was Chandler's second published mystery
story, a direct sequel to his first "Blackmailers Don't Shoot."
He later wrote that he started to feel most comfortable with his
craft in his third published story, "Finger Man," which was,
essentially, the very first Phil Marlowe story (though the
protagonist originally had a different name). - Jim Doherty

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