As part of the One Book, One Chicago program, The Outfit, a group of area crime fiction authors, has been asked to write about different aspects of Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye. The group began blogging about the book yesterday and will continue through the next two weeks. Sara Paretsky started things off. Check it out.
Other members of The Outfit include Sean Chercover, Barbara D'Amato, Michael Allen Dymmoch, Kevin Guilfoile, Libby Fischer Hellmann and Marcus Sakey. Several members have new books out:
Paretsky: Bleeding Kansas (Putnam, $25.95)
Sakey: At the City's Edge (St. Martin's, $24.95)
Dymmoch: M.I.A. (Thomas Dunne, $24.95)
Hellmann: Easy Innocence (Bleak House, $14.95)