'Chandler's books should be read and judged, not as escapist literature, but as works of art' W.H. Auden '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
Raymond Chandler's Phillip Marlowe Series 4 Books Set by Raymond Chandler
Raymond Chandler's Phillip Marlowe Series 4 Books Set by Raymond Chandler
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Raymond Chandler's Phillip Marlowe Series 4 Books Set


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THE BIG SLEEP

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.

THE LADY IN THE LAKE

Private Investigator Philip Marlowe is hired to find a missing woman. Derace Kingsley's wife ran away to Mexico to get a divorce and marry a hunk named Chris Lavery. Or so the note she left her husband says. Trouble is, when Philip Marlowe asks Lavery about it he denies everything. But when Marlowe next encounters Lavery, he's denying nothing - on account of the two bullet holes in his heart. Now Marlowe's on the trail of a killer, who leads him out of smoggy Los Angeles all the way to a murky mountain lake . . .


THE HIGH WINDOW

Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe's on a case: his client, a dried-up husk of a woman, wants him to recover a rare gold coin called a Brasher Doubloon, missing from her late husband's collection. That's the simple part. It becomes more complicated when Marlowe finds that everyone who handles the coin suffers a run of very bad luck: they always end up dead. That's also unlucky for a private investigator, because leaving a trail of corpses around LA puts cops' noses seriously out of joint. If Marlowe doesn't wrap this one up fast, he's going to end up either in jail or in a wooden box in the ground . . .


THE LONG GOOD-BYE

Down-and-out drunk Terry Lennox has a problem: his millionaire wife is dead and he needs to get out of LA fast. So he turns to his only friend in the world: private investigator Philip Marlowe. He is willing to help a man down on his luck, but later Lennox commits suicide in Mexico and things start to turn nasty. Marlowe is drawn into a sordid crowd of adulterers and alcoholics in LA's Idle Valley, where the rich are suffering one big suntanned hangover. Marlowe is sure Lennox didn't kill his wife, but how many more stiffs will turn up before he gets to the truth?

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Raymond Chandler's Phillip Marlowe Series 4 Books Set

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U8-RaymondChandlerPhillipMarloweSeries-4bks
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U8-8065
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SNW4883
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DEALMAN-U8-RaymondChandlerPhillipMarloweSeries-4bk
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9789526535388
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Paper Back
Language:
English

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