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

EJM Duggan (ejmd@cwcom.net)
Wed, 24 Mar 1999 14:52:07 +0000 On 23 Mar 99, james.doherty@gsa.gov wrote:

> The one I was aware of was "The Man Who Liked Dogs" in *Omnibus*.
> I didn't know about "Bay City Blues," but since my point was that
> Chandler didn't consider "No Crime in the Mountains" to be
> cannibilized, the fact that it *was* reprinted during his lifetime
> buttresses my point.

Durham suggests that the description of Constable Barron from 'No Crime
in the Mountains' to be 'essentially the same as the description of
Constable Tinchfield in Chapter 4 of 'The Lady in the Lake'.

BTW, in a letter to James Sandoe (Nov 19, 1949) Chandler writes:
'I am now trying to remove the Nazi element from a story called 'No
Crime in the Mountains' and also bits of a description I swiped for a

I would imagine that the 'bits of description' Chandler refers to here
is the description Durham discusses.



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