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The Little Sister
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The Little Sister (CD(s))

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Fast-talking, trouble-seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the '40s and '50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amidst the corruption he encounters daily. In The Little Sister, Orfamay Quest - small, neat and prissy-looking - has come all the way from Manhattan, Kansas, to find her missing brother Orrin. Or leastways that's what she tells Philip Marlowe, offering him a measly twenty bucks for the privilege. Marlowe's feeling charitable - and that's mistake number one. Orrin's trail leads to luscious movie starlets, uppity gangsters, suspicious cops and corpses with ice picks jammed in their necks. When trouble comes calling, sometimes it's best to pretend to be out... Starring Toby Stephens, this evocative adaptation by Stephen Wyatt retains all the darkness and high drama of Chandler's intense, enthralling noir novel.



2 CDs. 1 hr 30 mins.

Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersClassic crimeFiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersHistorical mysteries Publisher: BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House Publication Date: 27/10/2011 ISBN-13: 9781408427675  Details: Type: CD(s) Format: Audiobooks
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Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888. He was educated at Dulwich College, London and studied international law in France and Germany. He published a number of poems and essays in local papers and worked as a reporter, essayist, and book reviewer. After serving for the Canadian Army during World War I he became a bookkeeper and auditor for Dabney Oil Syndicate. In 1939 he published "The Big Sleep" to instant acclaim in Britain and the US, introducing the world to his iconic private eye, Philip Marlowe. With "Farewell My Lovely" and "The Long Goodbye," Chandler cemented his reputation as a giant of American popular culture and master of a style of detective fiction that would be widely admired and imitated. Chandler turned to screenwriting with "Double Indemnity." He continued to write for Hollywood during the heyday of the Hollywood studio system, receiving an Oscar nomination for "The Blue Dahlia." In 1946 Chandler received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for screenplay and in 1954 for novel writing. During the last year of his life he was made President of the Mystery Writers of America. He died from pneumonia in 1959.

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