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      An essay is presented on the city of Los Angeles, California and the man in Raymond Chandler's novels. It explores the search for truth and justice in Chandler's private detective fiction narrated by Philip Marlowe in which the setting, Los Angeles, and the man are inseparable. It also mentions the image of Los Angeles created by Chandler in which he weaved together the man who was his hero and the city as well as the possibility of private investigations for those who asserts the independence.