Raymond Chandler - Farewell, My Lovely (2nd Hand Paperback)
ISBN / GTIN-13 : 9780241954355
'. . . I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun. I put them on and went out of the room . . .'
Cynical Los Angeles Private Investigator Philip Marlowe always falls for a sob story.
Eight years ago Moose Malloy and cute little redhead Velma were getting married - until someone framed Malloy for armed robbery. Now his stretch is up and he wants Velma back. PI Philip Marlow meets Malloy one hot day in Hollywood and, out of the generosity of his jaded heart, agrees to help him.
Dragged from one smoky bar to another, Marlowe's search for Velma turns up plenty of gangsters with a nasty habit of shooting first and talking later.
Soon what started as a search for a missing person becomes a matter of life and death . . .
Farewell, My Lovely is Raymond Chandler's second novel featuring laconic PI Philip Marlowe.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good (Book almost As New, but with annoying 2" fold to bottom right of front cover) . . . hence only Good.
- Category : Fiction - Classics
- Published : 1940 (This Edition 2010 - Penguin)
- ISBN : 9780241954355
- SKU : B003172
- PPC : LL300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"In a similar way to 'The Big Sleep', Chandler crafts an exquisite story around not so exquisite people. Our protagonist, Philip Marlowe, is timeless, stylish and witty. His cunning perhaps less honed than the accuracy we see in Sherlock Holmes but his doggedness is unparalleled."
"Murder and mayhem, lots of twists and turns. The opening grabbed my attention, and I could not put the book down till I had finished. There were several suspects, and several victims. Great characters both good and bad. Very entertaining story!" - Google Reviews.
Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 - March 26, 1959) was a British-American novelist and screenwriter. In 1932, at age forty-four, Chandler decided to become a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Great Depression. His first short story, "Blackmailers Don't Shoot", was published in 1933 in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine. His first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939. In addition to his short stories, Chandler published seven novels during his lifetime (an eighth, in progress at the time of his death, was completed by Robert B. Parker). All but Playback have been made into motion pictures, some several times. In the year before he died, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America. He died on March 26, 1959, in La Jolla, California.
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