Raymond Chandler Quote

The perfect detective story cannot be written. The type of mind which can evolve the perfect problem is not the type of mind that can produce the artistic job of writing.


"Twelve Notes on the Mystery Story", published in The Notebooks of Raymond Chandler (1976)

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