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  • Stern thriller

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    June 26, 2013 | 5:15 pm

    The legal thriller is a fast track for debut novelists, but Robert Rotstein enters the race at winning speed with “Corrupt Practices” (Seventh Street Books, $15.95).

    Rotstein gives us an updated version of Los Angeles that recalls the mean streets of Raymond Chandler’s hardboiled...

  • Docents of downtown’s dark side

    June 26, 2013 | 4:53 pm

    Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler did not get along. At all.

    Paired at Paramount to create the screenplay for Wilder’s 1944 film adaptation of the classic James M. Cain novel, “Double Indemnity,” these icons somehow managed to conquer the script at Wilder’s office, despite...

  • Contentious collaboration

    March 20, 2013 | 7:15 am

    The contentious, often hilarious, collaboration between legendary screenwriter-director Billy Wilder and mystery novelist Raymond Chandler is the subject of a new play, “Billy & Ray,” opening April 5 at Garry Marshall’s Falcon Theatre in Burbank. 

    Playwright Mike Bencivenga said...

  • Hard boiled in Boyle Heights

    March 6, 2013 | 1:06 am

    As soon as I finished Janice Steinberg’s new novel “The Tin Horse” (Random House, $26), I gave a copy to my 100-year-old Grandma Bea. Steinberg’s richly textured Jewish family narrative echoes my own Bubbe’s past — and that of so many other Jews who moved to Los Angeles in the...

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