"I love the challenge of following in the very large footsteps of Raymond Chandler.I began reading Chandler as a teenager, and frequently return to the novels.
"This idea has been germinating for several years and I relish the prospect of setting a book in Marlowe's California, which I always think of in terms of Edward Hopper's paintings. Bay City will have a slightly surreal, or hyper-real, atmosphere that I look forward to creating." John Banville
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