Raymond Chandler  

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Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888March 26, 1959) was an American author of hardboiled crime fiction. Chandler's protagonist, Philip Marlowe, has become synonymous with the tradition of the hard-boiled private detective, along with Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade.



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