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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. "Raymond Chandler once wrote that Dashiell Hammett gave murder back to the people who really committed it."
Author: James Ellroy
4. "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

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Mi mente se subleva ante el estancamiento. Proporcióneme usted problemas, proporcióneme trabajo, déme los más abstrusos criptogramas o los más intrincados análisis, y entonces me encontraré en mi ambiente. Podré prescindir de estimulantes artificiales. Pero odio la aburrida monotonía de la existencia. Deseo fervientemente la exaltación mental."
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

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