Trouble is My Business is collection of stories from acclaimed crime fiction writer Raymond Chandler that features LA PI Philip Marlowe in four thrilling cases.
In the initial case of the same title, Trouble is My Business, hard-boiled Los Angeles Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired to keep a rich man from marrying a woman who is only after of his money; in Finger Man, he stumbles across unscrupulous politicians; not long after, Marlowe got himself tangled in a stolen necklace tied with a ransom (Goldfish); and then, he got involved in a case about the mysterious disappearance of a woman after he witnessed the person looking for her got killed (Red Wind). The collection of four novellas is an ultimate Raymond Chandler experience that will hook the readers to their seats until the last page.
Novelist Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 23, 1888. He and his family moved to England when he was young but he returned to America after several years. He settled in California where he worked various jobs, from being a reporter to an auditor, before turning his attention to writing after his career ended in 1933 during the Great Depression. He wrote several novels featuring private eye Philip Marlowe and is among the most influential figures in the hard-boiled detective fiction. In addition to being a novelist, he was also a screenwriter and won two academy awards for Double Indemnity (1944) and The Blue Dahlia (1946). Chandler died in 1959 and is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Praise for Raymond Chandler:
“Chandler's prose flies off the pages like a burst from a Tommy gun. Chandler was perhaps the finest exponent of the fledgling genre now known as pulp fiction.” —Scottish Field
“Raymond Chandler is a master.” —The New York Times
“One of the greatest crime writers, who set the standards others still try to attain.” - Sunday Times
“Nobody can write like Chandler on his home turf, not even Faulkner... An original... A great artist.” —Boston Review
“Raymond Chandler invented a new way of talking about America, and America has never looked the same to us since.” —Paul Auster