Chandler's dark first novel is full of endlessly inventive wordplay, with the wry, cynical, private detective Philip Marlowe. Join the investigation with Jonathan Lethem (
Gun, With Occasional Music, and
Fortress of Solitude), Judith Freeman (
The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and The Woman He Loved), and Rich Cohen (
Sweet and Low: A Family Story) as they compare notes on Chandler's grand style, its place in the mystery canon, and its influence on their work.