Peter J. Atwood fiction

I like words, and more, words that are used well. This is where I collect them. Most I come across in the works of other authors, but on occasion I find some in the wild myself.


“Tougher than a forty-cent steak.”

—Raymond Chandler, “King in Yellow”, The Adventures of Philip Marlowe

The Adventures of Philip Marlowe is a CBS radio drama from the 1940s, and it is not clear if they are original stories, or adaptations of Marlowe stories by Raymond Chandler.