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Publisher's Summary

Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's second novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). 

Philip Marlowe's about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves, another murder, a fortune-teller, a couple more murders, and more corruption than your average graveyard.

©1940 Raymond Chandler (P)2021 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

“[Chandler] wrote as if pain hurt and life mattered.” (The New Yorker)

"Raymond Chandler is a master." (The New York Times)

“[T]he prose rises to heights of unselfconscious eloquence, and we realize with a jolt of excitement that we are in the presence of not a mere action tale teller, but a stylist, a writer with a vision.” (Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Review of Books)

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