Trouble is my Business (7/10) / by Kyle Vernier


Trouble is My Business is a collection of four early Raymond Chandler novellas. Originally these were not Philip Marlowe stories but the main character was changed to Marlow when these stories were collected. A lot of the stuff here was pilfered for use in later actual Philip Marlowe novels and that itself makes it a fun read. This is not the most highly regarded Raymond Chandler material but still there are certain passages that are really good. I think Goldfish is maybe the standout story, just because it is so different from the rest. Also, the scene where Marlowe meets Mr.Sype in his aquarium room I thought was great.