»There are so many real people and crimes in Chandler’s fiction that I would introduce the story by saying, «Raymond Chandler made nothing up, but unfortunately he never wrote about this weird incident at work.» Then one day I thought, «Wouldn’t it be fascinating if he HAD written about the cult?» And I jumped off from there.«

Kim Cooper

L.A. noir: Carolyn Kellogg in conversation with writer Kim Cooper about her novel The Kept Girl. In her novel the Great Eleven religious cult has persuaded a wealthy young man to part with $40,000; his uncle enlists his company accountant to try to get the money back. That accountant is writer Raymond Chandler, who investigates with the help of his secretary and a former police detective. Read more at the Los Angeles Times.

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