THE LONG GOODBYE (316 pp.)Raymond ChandlerHoughton M/ffl/n ($3).
CASINO ROYALE (176 pp.)Ian FlemingMocm/7/on ($2.75).
Good writing is a mystery to most mystery writers. But the border line
between a good mystery and a good novel is occasionally crossed, and
two new yarns get well over the border. In The Long Goodbye, Old
Mystery Hand Raymond Chandler brings back his private eye, Philip
Marlowe, for his first stint in more than four years. Casino Roy ale
introduces a brand-new mystery writer, Briton Ian Fleming, and a
hard-shelled British secret-service operative, James Bond, who should
be prowling the international underground for some books to come.
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