RARA-AVIS: Short Story Roots of Chandler's novels

EJM Duggan (ejmd@cwcom.net)
Sun, 21 Mar 1999 03:00:46 +0000 On 20 Mar 99 james.doherty@gsa.gov wrote:

> Chandler didn't want his cannibilized stories reprinted, and, with one
> exception, none were during his lifetime.

According to Philip Durham's introduction to the _Killer in the Rain_
collection, three such stories were published while Chandler was alive:

'No Crime in the Mountains', in Antony Boucher, ed., _Great American
Detective Stories_ (1945)

'The Man who liked Dogs', in Joseph T. Shaw, ed., _The Hard Boiled
Omnibus_ (1946)

'Bay City Blues', in _Verdict_ (1953)

Durham notes that these were 'mistakes', published w/o Chandler's


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