Clare Havens

'The streets were dark with something more than night…' Raymond Chandler

Writing

Quotes that slay me…

I am an avid reader of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. Every now and then I come across a quote that is just too good not to mention to everyone I know. One such quote is this — ‘The streets were dark with something more than night’, which Raymond Chandler wrote in 1950 in ‘The Simple Art of Murder’. This is the perfect quote to describe the terror Bella feels as she is being chased through the midnight Manhattan streets. The air is full of menace and harm. Even though she is a child, there are men pursuing her, wanting to hurt her — how truly heart-stoppingly frightening. More quotes coming!

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