A couple of great crime yarns

From my library. Raymond Chandler and James M. Cain knew how to capture the seamy underside of the human condition. Here are two of their best that were also the basis of memorable 40s films featuring the steamy pairings of Bogart + Bacall and Garfield + Turner.

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler 1939." So she giggled. Very cute. The giggles got louder and ran around the corners of the room like rats behind the wainscoting." 

The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain 1934.  “We’re just two punks, Frank. God kissed us on the brow that night. He gave us all that two people can ever have and we just weren’t the kind that could have it. [I]t’s a big airplane engine, that takes you through the sky, right up to the top of the mountain. But when you put it in a Ford, it just shakes it to pieces. That’s what we are, Frank, a couple of Fords.”