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Moore’s Chandler Law

There are a fair number of private eye series published in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Having nine novels in published the Vincent Calvino series, and generally following the reviews and commentary on books in this genre, it is interesting to consider the probability of a comparison made to Raymond Chandler and his private investigator, Philip Marlowe.


I propose a new law for the fictional world of private eye literature. Moore’s Chandler Law is:

As a P.I. series grows, the probability of a comparison involving Raymond Chandler or Philip Marlowe approaches one.


My Vincent Calvino series is no exception to the rule. Link: http://www.cgmoore.com/viewpoints/Press_Kit_July08.pdf

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