54. Chandler (Raymond) Five Sinister Characters, spine ends a little chipped, New York, 1945; The Finger Man and Other Stories, New York, 1946; Trouble is my Business, 1950; Pearls are a Nuisance, short split to foot of upper joint, upper cover chipped at head, 1953; The Smart-Aleck Kill, 1953, first editions thus, light browning, original wrappers, spines a little creased, lightly rubbed and creased at extremities, still very good, 8vo (5)
‘As I look back on my stories it would be absurd if I did not wishthey had been better. But if they had been much better they would not have been published.’ Raymond Chandler, Introduction to Trouble is my Business.
est. £150 – £200
A very good set of scarce Chandler paperbacks.