PETER ROZOVSKY OVER ON HIS EVER INFORMATIVE DETECTIVES BEYOND BORDERS BLOG POSTS THIS WONDERFUL PIECE . . .
What do you mean by "Chandlerian"?
Do you mean trenchcoats, wide-brimmed hats, moody rain and moodier saxophone music, or do you mean this:
"The Filipino's legs began to jump on the floor. His body moved in sudden lunges. The brown of his face became a thick congested purple. His eyes bulged, shot with blood.
"Delaguerra let the wire go loose again.
"The Filipino gasped air into his lungs. His head sagged, then jerked back against the bedpost. He shook with a chill.
"`Si ... I talk,' he breathed."
SPANISH BLOOD ~ 1935
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