Tag Archives: Raymond Chandler

Herald Goes Double ‘Dutch’

The Boston Herald devotes two pages today to remembrances of the great Elmore Leonard, who died yesterday at age 87. Start with the Associated Press obituary, which begins “He was the master of his genre, the Dickens of Detroit, the … Continue reading

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A Slice Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

So awhile back a Papa Gino’s Express installed itself in Brookline Village, the latest chapter in the neighborhood’s upscale-downscale tug of war. (See also: Pomodoro, Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, and etc.) Last month PGE, as no one calls it, handed out … Continue reading

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R.I.P., Sam Spade Jr.

Joe Gores was the son Dashiell Hammett never had. An accomplished mystery writer in his own right, Gores devoted two books to channeling the father of hard-boiled detective fiction: the  1975 novel Hammett, and the 2009 prequel to The Maltese … Continue reading

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California Goes From Gimbels To Lohan

Monday Wall Street Journal op-ed piece: California: The Lindsay Lohan of States Lede: Listen up, California. The other 48 states—your cousin New York excluded—are sick of your bratty arrogance. You’re the Lindsay Lohan of states: a prima donna who once … Continue reading

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