Re: RARA-AVIS: The Big Sleep

William Denton (
Fri, 19 Mar 1999 23:24:42 -0500 (EST) On 19 March 1999, Mari Hall wrote:

: Michael Connelly or somebody that was on that panel on Chandler at
: Left Coast Crime in San Diego would know because they talked about it
: on that panel.

It's a well-known story, how they contacted Chandler and he said he didn't
know. How did Chandler plot out his books? Did he write about this
anywhere, or is it in a bio? I've been reading some stuff by another
mystery writer about how he plotted his books, and he has it all there
down to the finest details. I know Chandler liked to have a man with a
gun climb in the window when things got dull--did he just start writing
and see where things went?


William Denton                       <URL:>
Toronto, Ontario, Canada             Note I'm now at
11:24PM  up 16 days,  7:16, 12 users, load averages: 1.23, 1.09, 0.98

# # To unsubscribe, say "unsubscribe rara-avis" to # The web pages for the list are at