Monday, January 28, 2013
"Undoubtedly the stories about them [hard-boiled detectives]
had a fantastic element. Such things happened, but not so rapidly,
nor to so close-knit a group of people, nor within so narrow
a frame of logic. This was inevitable because the demand was
for constant action; if you stopped to think you were lost.
When in doubt, have a man come through a door with a gun in his hand."
Raymond Chandler from "The Simple Art of Murder"