Big Sleep

Chandler, Raymond

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An early morning call to a dying millionaire throws private eye Philip Marlowe into West Hollywood’s hidden world of blackmail, menace and muscle. Knowing he must protect this man’s daughters Marlowe didn’t realise he would become so involved.

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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.

Additional information

Weight 191 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 17 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

250

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

813.52 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K