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The Big Sleep (Paperback)

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'I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didn't care who knew it. I was everything the well-dressed private detective ought to be. I was calling on four million dollars.'



Los Angeles Private Investigator Philip Marlowe is hired by wheelchair-bound General Sternwood to discover who is blackmailing him. A broken, weary old man, Sternwood just wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. However, with Sternwood's two wild, devil-may-care daughters prowling LA's seedy backstreets, Marlowe's got his work cut out. And that's before he stumbles over the first corpse.



The Big Sleep is Raymond Chandler's first novel featuring laconic PI Philip Marlowe.



'One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards others still try to attain' Sunday Times



'Chandler grips the mind from the first sentence' Daily Telegraph



'One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards others still try to attain' Sunday Times



'Chandler is an original stylist, creator of a character as immortal as Sherlock Holmes' Anthony Burgess



Discover the newest addition to the inimitable Philip Marlowe series - Only to Sleep by Lawrence Osborne - out 6 September 2018 in hardback and ebook from Hogarth.

Fiction & PoetryClassic fiction pre 1945Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersClassic crime Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 15/06/2011 ISBN-13: 9780241956281  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Best-known as the creator of the original private eye, Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and died in 1959. Many of his books have been adapted for the screen, and he is widely regarded as one of the very greatest writers of detective fiction.

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