Hard-Boiled and Still Hot:

“Live authors promoting the work of dead authors is not exactly a new way of making a publisher’s backlist snap to attention yet again. But we are talking here about Philip Marlowe, private detective, one of the most astonishingly enduring characters in American fiction. So it’s not surprising that a group of authors are going out of their way to promote a new edition of the major works of Marlowe’s creator, Raymond Chandler. And doing it with gusto.” NY Times