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Marlowe is hired by an influential lawyer he's never herd of to tail a gorgeous redhead, but decides he prefers to help out the redhead. She's been acquitted of her alcoholic husband's murder, but her father-in-law prefers not to take the court's word for it.

"Chandler wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence:" — Ross Macdonald

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"Chandler wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence." Ross Macdonald

Synopsis:

Kriminalroman hvor detektiven Philip Marlowe er i Los Angeles for at skygge en kvinde, som imidlertid ogs skygges af en anden person.

About the Author

Raymond Thornton Chandler (1888 - 1959) was the master practitioner of American hard-boiled crime fiction. Although he was born in Chicago, Chandler spent most of his boyhood and youth in England where he attended Dulwich College and later worked as a freelance journalist for The Westminster Gazette and The Spectator. During World War I, Chandler served in France with the First Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, transferring later to the Royal Flying Corps (R. A. F.). In 1919 he returned to the United States, settling in California, where he eventually became director of a number of independent oil companies. The Depression put an end to his career, and in 1933, at the age of forty-five, he turned to writing fiction, publishing his first stories in Black Mask. Chandlers detective stories often starred the brash but honorable Philip Marlowe (introduced in 1939 in his first novel, The Big Sleep) and were noted for their literate presentation and dead-on critical eye. Never a prolific writer, Chandler published only one collection of stories and seven novels in his lifetime. Some of Chandlers novels, like The Big Sleep, were made into classic movies which helped define the film noir style. In the last year of his life he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America. He died in La Jolla, California on March 26, 1959.

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ISBN:
9780394757667
Other:
Chandler, Raymond
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Chandler, Raymond
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Hard-boiled
Subject:
Los angeles
Subject:
Private investigators -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction.
Subject:
Marlowe, Philip
Subject:
Los Angeles (Calif.) Fiction.
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;mystery;crime;noir;philip marlowe;detective;hardboiled;novel;crime fiction;los angeles;american literature;american;20th century;thriller;1950s;marlowe;detective fiction;literature;usa;classic;raymond chandler;pulp;murder;california
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19880831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.00x5.21x.51 in. .45 lbs.

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Product details 176 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780394757667 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Chandler wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence."
"Synopsis" by , Kriminalroman hvor detektiven Philip Marlowe er i Los Angeles for at skygge en kvinde, som imidlertid ogs skygges af en anden person.
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