It's time once again for Philip Marlowe Theater, with the May 14 1983 production of "Smart-Aleck Kill." This tale, from the July 1934 issue of Black Mask, originally featured a private dick named Mallory, who made his debut in Chandler's first Black Mask story, "Blackmailers Don't Shoot." This was only Chandler's second appearance in the magazine, so he didn't merit on the cover (below). The story never achieved book title status in the U.S., but was tabbed for a collection (above) in the UK. The four previous episodes in this series are HERE.
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