Raymond Chandler Quote

The solution, once revealed, must seem to have been inevitable. At least half of all the mystery novels published violate this law.


"Casual Notes on the Mystery Novel" (essay, 1949), first published in Raymond Chandler Speaking (1962)

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The solution, once revealed, must seem to have been inevitable. At least half of all the mystery novels published violate this law.

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The solution, once revealed, must seem to have been inevitable. At least half of all the mystery novels published violate this law.

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The solution, once revealed, must seem to have been inevitable. At least half of all the mystery novels published violate this law.

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The solution, once revealed, must seem to have been inevitable. At least half of all the mystery novels published violate this law.