Welcome to the official website of Judith Freeman, author of the following fiction works: The Chinchilla Farm, A Desert of Pure Feeling, Red Water, and the nonfiction book: The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and The Woman He Loved.
What Critics Are Saying About The Long Embrace:
“Compelling . . . Ms. Freeman knows Los Angeles as well as Marlowe himself . . . Like Cissy, when she crooks her finger, it’s impossible not to follow.” The New York Times
“Aches with emotion and loneliness. . . Until now, no other book has made us view this great American writer afresh.” Los Angeles Times
“May be the essential book on Raymond Chandler. Like his books, it offers a rational solution to a puzzle while at the same time retaining a sense of mystery.” Chicago Tribune
“Complex and delicate . . . enthralled and enthralling . . The Long Embrace is one of the literary events of the year.” Los Angeles Magazine
“Atmospheric and unusual . . . A restless hallucination of a book about a woman obsessed by a mystery that she knows she will never solve—and perhaps does not wish to solve.” The New York Review of Books