Tomado de esquire.com:
"There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands' necks. Anything can happen. You can even get a full glass of beer at a cocktail lounge."
--From "Red Wind," a short story by Raymond Chandler, included in The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps (Vintage, $25), a new ridiculously large -- and ridiculously cheap -- anthology of the best crime stories, edited by mystery legend Otto Penzler