Chandler Raymond Thornton
Chan·dler(chănd′lər), Raymond Thornton 1888-1959.
American novelist noted for creating the character Philip Marlowe, a tough and cynical detective. His works include The Big Sleep (1939) and Farewell, My Lovely (1940).
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