I recently re-read "The Long Goodbye."
When I finished reading it, I managed to find the movie on-line.
The movie makes more sense than the book.
Since this was my second of three back-to-back to back Chandlers, followed by reading "The Maltese Falcon," I see that private-eye fiction has changed a hell of a lot since the 30s, 40s, and 50s, some of it for the better. Chandler and Hammett stand out well above the rest of the crowd but they do have their flaws.
"Shadow of the Dahlia," a Shamus finalist novel at Amazon.com
and BarnesandNoble.com New edition trade-paper, Kindle, and Nook
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