Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Another Chandler Question

From: Terrill Lankford (
Date: 27 Jul 2006

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>Sent: Jul 27, 2006 9:17 PM
>Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: Another Chandler Question
>I believe the actual quote is, "The streets were dark
>with a darkness MORE than night." (italics mine)
>The phrase wasn't meant to be racist (although this is
>not to say that Chandler didn't have his racist
>tendencies), but to be a comment on the dark, sinister
>atmosphere that the early pulp stories evoked, what
>Chandler called "the smell of fear," that drew him to
>the form.
>Michael Connelly used the phrase as the title for one
>of his two "Harry Bosch, Private Eye" novels.

Bosch is not a P.I. in A DARKNESS MORE THAN NIGHT. But he functions as an unlicensed P.I. in LOST LIGHT and THE NARROWS.


P.S. Happy Birthday to Bill!

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