Something More Than Night: The Case of Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler s eminence as a mystery writer is unchallenged. Somerset Maugham and George Grella both rate him above Dashiell Hammett; Eric Partridge deems him a serious artist and a very considerable novelist, while praising him as one of the finest novelists of his time. Peter Wolfe examines the many sides of Chandler and his work his apparent will to self-destruct, his obsession with beautiful women, and his apparent brush with homosexuality and casts much new and needed light on this major American author.