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Publisher Comments:

In the four long stories in this collection, Marlowe is hired to protect a rich old guy from a gold digger, runs afoul of crooked politicos, gets a line on some stolen jewels with a reward attached, and stumbles across a murder victim who may have been an extortionist.

Review:

?[Chandler]?s the perfect novelist for our times. He takes us into a different world, a world that?s like ours, but isn?t. ? Carolyn See

Synopsis:

Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired to break up an unsuitable romance, find a missing dog, solve a murder, ransom a stolen necklace, and investigate a wife's mysterious disappearance, in a collection of four long mystery stories. Reissue.

Synopsis:

A private detective is hired to break up an unsuitable romance, find a missing dog, solve a murder, search for an ex-con's lost girlfriend, ransom a necklace, and investigate a wife's mysterious disappearance.

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. Chandler’s 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 Chandler’s 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.

Table of Contents

Killer in the rain — The man who liked dogs — The curtain — Try the girl — Mandarin's jade — Bay city blues — The lady in the lake — No crime in the mountains — Trouble is my business — Finger man — Goldfish — Red wind.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400030231
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Author:
Chandler, Raymond
Author:
Adler, Warren
Author:
Raymond Chandler
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Fiction-Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Fiction : Political
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Marlowe, Philip
Subject:
Los angeles
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Los Angeles (Calif.) Fiction.
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19920801
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
214

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Product details 214 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9781400030231 Reviews:
"Review" by , ?[Chandler]?s the perfect novelist for our times. He takes us into a different world, a world that?s like ours, but isn?t. ?
"Synopsis" by , Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired to break up an unsuitable romance, find a missing dog, solve a murder, ransom a stolen necklace, and investigate a wife's mysterious disappearance, in a collection of four long mystery stories. Reissue.
"Synopsis" by , A private detective is hired to break up an unsuitable romance, find a missing dog, solve a murder, search for an ex-con's lost girlfriend, ransom a necklace, and investigate a wife's mysterious disappearance.
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