As Tom Williams writes in his new biography, A Mysterious Something in the Light: The Life of Raymond Chandler (Chicago Review Press), Chandler never courted Hollywood. But for the movie industry, he was exactly the sort of writer they sought: a bestseller working in a familiar genre. The more creative directors of the nascent film noir saw potential for sneak...
It was a dark and
stormy night as I headed over to Milwaukee’s most beloved spot for mystery
genre fans—the now 20-year-old Mystery One Bookstore, 2109 N. Prospect Ave.
Inside I found the narrow aisles of books crowded