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1. "Hardboiled crime fiction came of age in 'Black Mask' magazine during the Twenties and Thirties. Writers like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler learnt their craft and developed a distinct literary style and attitude toward the modern world."
Author: Charles Frazier
2. "But this month is all about CITY OF JASMINE which I hope you already have in your hot little hands. My favorite review snippet? KIRKUS REVIEWS said it's "part screwball comedy". I can't tell you how much time I spent with Carole Lombard and William Powell and Irene Dunne when I was writing it. I adore the 30s comedies for their light-hearted take on relationships and adventure—and the glamorous settings and occasional dash of intrigue only heighten the magic. (Did you know that Nicholas Brisbane from my Lady Julia series was named for THE THIN MAN's Nick Charles? And apologies to Dashiell Hammett, but I fell in love with the film long before I read the book and appreciated how much it had been lightened in the adaptation!) So when you're reading CITY OF JASMINE, give some thought to who you'd like to see playing Evie and Gabriel—I'd love to hear who you'd cast in your own production."
Author: Deanna Raybourn
3. "All through graduate school, instead of having a television I read murder mysteries: Hammett, Chandler, Ruth Rendell, P. D. James."
Author: Donna Leon
4. "Haz ve acinin cennet ve cehennemle hiçbir ilgisi yoktur. haz ve aci- pöh! karanlikta, senin teologunun esrimesinin muhammet'in hurilerinden ne farki vardir ki. erkekler ve kadinlarin haz ve aci üzerine kurduklari bu pazar onlarin üzerindeki hayvan damgasidir. kendisinden geldikleri hayvanin onlar üzerindeki damgasi. aci! aci ve haz, bunlar sadece toz toprak içinde yuvarlandigimiz sürece ise yarar.dr. moreau"
Author: H.G. Wells
5. "Raymond Chandler once wrote that Dashiell Hammett gave murder back to the people who really committed it."
Author: James Ellroy
6. "I wrote my graduate thesis at New York University on hard-boiled fiction from the 1930s and 1940s, so, for about two years, I read nothing but Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, James Cain and Chester Himes. I developed such a love for this kind of writing."
Author: Megan Abbott
7. "Hammett gave murder back to the kind of people that commit it for reasons, not just to provide a corpse; and with the means at hand, not hand-wrought dueling pistols, curare and tropical fish."
Author: Raymond Chandler
8. "Hammett was the ace performer... He is said to have lacked heart; yet the story he himself thought the most of [The Glass Key] is the record of a man's devotion to a friend. He was spare, frugal, hard-boiled, but he did over and over again what only the best writers can ever do at all. He wrote scenes that seemed never to have been written before."
Author: Raymond Chandler
9. "As I stood there absorbing Hammett's novel, the slot machines at the back of the shop were clanking and whirring, and in the billiard room upstairs the perpetual poker game was being played."
Author: Ross Macdonald

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