How Raymond Chandler Mastered His Craft and Rescued His Life

Sarah Thomas
7 min readDec 30, 2022
Photo by Maxim Hopman on Unsplash

LA in the early 1930s. Around 2000 people are arriving in the city per week, driven by the great depression and looking for a better turn of fortune.

In the final years of prohibition, black market alcohol is booming, and the notorious LAPD has untold resources to service the needs of the city’s power elite.

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Sarah Thomas

Storyteller, ex playwright (produced), award winning screenwriter, always writing. Creating story-based content for businesses. Based in Aberdeen.