RE: RARA-AVIS: gunsel

From: Martha Fischer (
Date: 27 Jun 2000

when i read it, the first thing that occurred to me was that the hollywood loser telling the story had *his* facts wrong....

martha <mailto:>
::howay the lads::

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:]On
> Behalf Of Mark Sullivan

> I just finished The Poison Sky by John Shannon. (Each book in the
> series gets even better.) Jack Liffey overhears the following story:
> "I was going to tell you about the little game Chandler had with his
> editor. That was over a forbidden word, too. . . .
> Now Wilmer was referred to as a gunsel in The Maltese Falcon. So isn't
> this story actually about Hammett, not Chandler? Or is there an
> equivalent story about Chandler?

> Mark

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