RARA-AVIS: Re: Simple Art of Murder?

From: bethfoxwell ( emfoxwell@lycos.com)
Date: 16 Jul 2006

Michael Robison <miker_zspider@...> wrote:

> Can anyone tell me when Chandler's Simple Art of > Murder essay was first published. The book I've got > says the collection was first published in 1950 (if I > recall correctly), but there are no individual publish > dates for the essay and stories. Did the essay > publish separate from the stories the first time it > came out?

"The Simple Art of Murder" (the essay) was first published in the _Atlantic Monthly_ (Dec 1944): 53-59.

Elizabeth Foxwell Managing Editor, _CLUES: A Journal of Detection_ (the only US scholarly journal on mystery and detective fiction) http://www.heldref.org/clues.php July 17th guest on "It's a Mystery": Nancy Pickard http://www.elizabethfoxwell.com/ItsaMystery.html

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