Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Chandler was one of the original "hard-boiled detective" novelists, along with Mickey Spillane and Daschell Hammet. Many of his books were turned into movies, like The Big Sleep (with Humphrey Bogart, Farewell My Lovely, and The Long Goodbye. Philip Marlowe was his detective. He wrote in a gritty, no-nonsense, to the point style. He was an alcoholic who suffered from clinical depression which, no doubt, contributed to his style of writing. His characters were always down on their luck....sorta like Bones.