Monday, April 17, 2017

When Raymond Chandler Gave J. Edgar Hoover a Hardboiled Snub

The Daily Beast: The long-time head of the FBI take not take insults well, and most people were too intimidated to try. But the creator of Philip Marlowe was made of tougher stuff.

2 comments:

Don Coffin said...

Rex Stout (as probably everyone reading this blog knows) wrote an entire book devoted to tarnishing the image of the FBI, 1965's The Doorbell Rang. [The book was Stout's reaction to Fred Cook's The FBI Nobody Knows(1964); I think this is a link to the whole book:https://www.questia.com/library/98550550/the-fbi-nobody-knows]

Bill Crider said...

It remains my favorite Stout novel.