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  • Chandler seems to have created the culminating American hero: wised up, hopeful, thoughtful, adventurous, sentimental, cynical and rebellious

    Robert B. Parker, The New York Times Book Review
  • Raymond Chandler invented a new way of talking about America, and America has never looked the same to us since

    Paul Auster
  • Raymond Chandler is a star of the first magnitude

    Erle Stanley Gardner
  • [T]he prose rises to heights of unselfconscious eloquence, and we realize with a jolt of excitement that we are in the presence of not a mere action tale teller, but a stylist, a writer with a vision

    Joyce Carol Oates, New York Review of Books
  • Raymond Chandler is a master

    New York Times
  • Philip Marlowe remains the quintessential urban private eye

    Los Angeles Times
  • Nobody can write like Chandler on his home turf, not even Faulkner. . . A great artist

    The Boston Book Review
  • Anything Chandler writes about grips the mind from the first sentence

    Daily Telegraph

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