The Long Good bye

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ISBN: 9780141041148
Release Date: 2005-07-07
Number of pages: 464
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online The Long Good bye in PDF and EPUB The Long Good-bye is a classic novel by Raymond Chandler, the master of hard-boiled crime. 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: Philip Marlowe, Private Investigator. He's willing to help a man down on his luck, but later, Lennox commits suicide in Mexico and things start to turn nasty. Marlowe finds himself 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? 'Anything Chandler writes about 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 Best-known as the creator of the original private eye, Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and died in 1959. Many of his books have been adapted for the screen, and he is widely regarded as one of the very greatest writers of detective fiction. His books include The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, Farewell, My Lovely, The Long Good-bye, The Lady in the Lake, Playback, Killer in the Rain, The High Window and Trouble is My Business.


The Long Goodbye

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ISBN: 9781400030200
Release Date: 2002-06-11
Number of pages: 384
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

Download and read online The Long Goodbye in PDF and EPUB In noir master Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye, Philip Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, whom he divorced and remarried and who ends up dead. And now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe.


The Long Goodbye

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ISBN: 9781551998725
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Number of pages: 160
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: New Canadian Library

Download and read online The Long Goodbye in PDF and EPUB One of the best and most personal novel’s by one of the greatest mystery writers of all time. When a friend of private investigator Philip Marlowe’s shows up at his house begging the detective to drive him to Tijuana airport, he agrees. Both his friend and his friend’s wife turn up dead, and when another case of Marlowe’s turns out to have connections to his friend’s death, he is determined to uncover what actually happened. Robert Gould played Marlowe in the 1973 film adaptation. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.


Farewell My Lovely

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Release Date: 1952
Number of pages: 198
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: GoodBook Classics

Download and read online Farewell My Lovely in PDF and EPUB Raymond Chandler’s novels established his reputation as an unsurpassed master of hard-boiled detective fiction. Philip Marlowe, a private detective inhabiting the seamy side of Los Angeles in the 1930s deals with the gambling circuit, a murder he stumbles upon, and three very beautiful but potentially deadly women. Quotes from the book: “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.” “It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window.” “She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket.” Readers' reviews: “The prose rises to heights of unself-conscious 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…The reader is captivated by Chandler’s seductive prose.” (Joyce Carol Oates, New York Review of Books) “I loved Chandler's lean, intelligent prose and the flippancy and sangfroid of his protagonist, Phillip Marlowe.” (Elliot Maude, goodreads.com) “Any and all of these Chandler short novels are a delight, with world weary detective Marlow and LA of the 1940s. The wounded romantic as cynical helper to those in need.” (Nils Samuels, goodreads.com)


Playback

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ISBN: 9780141931548
Release Date: 2006-07-06
Number of pages: 208
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Playback in PDF and EPUB Playback is a classic novel by Raymond Chandler, the master of hard-boiled crime. Stalking the tawdry neon wilderness of forties and fifties Los Angeles, Raymond Chandler's hard-drinking, wise-cracking Phillip Marlowe is one of the world's most famous fictional detectives. Playback finds Marlowe mixing business with pleasure - getting paid to follow a mysterious and lovely red-head named Eleanor King. And wherever Miss King goes, trouble seems to follow. But she's easy on the eye and Marlowe's happy to do as he's told, all in the name of chivalry, of course. But one dead body later and what started out as a lazy afternoon's snooping soon becomes a deadly cocktail of blackmail, lies, mistaken identity - and murder . . . 'Anything Chandler writes about 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 Best-known as the creator of the original private eye, Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and died in 1959. Many of his books have been adapted for the screen, and he is widely regarded as one of the very greatest writers of detective fiction. His books include The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, Farewell, My Lovely, The Long Good-bye, The Lady in the Lake, Playback, Killer in the Rain, The High Window and Trouble is My Business.


The Black Eyed Blonde

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ISBN: 9780805098150
Release Date: 2014-03-04
Number of pages: 304
Author: Benjamin Black
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Download and read online The Black Eyed Blonde in PDF and EPUB Raymond Chandler's incomparable private eye is back, pulled by a seductive young heiress into the most difficult and dangerous case of his career "It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolving. The telephone on my desk had the look of something that knows it's being watched. Traffic trickled by in the street below, and there were a few pedestrians, too, men in hats going nowhere." So begins The Black-Eyed Blonde, a new novel featuring Philip Marlowe—yes, that Philip Marlowe. Channeling Raymond Chandler, Benjamin Black has brought Marlowe back to life for a new adventure on the mean streets of Bay City, California. It is the early 1950s, Marlowe is as restless and lonely as ever, and business is a little slow. Then a new client is shown in: young, beautiful, and expensively dressed, she wants Marlowe to find her former lover, a man named Nico Peterson. Marlowe sets off on his search, but almost immediately discovers that Peterson's disappearance is merely the first in a series of bewildering events. Soon he is tangling with one of Bay City's richest families and developing a singular appreciation for how far they will go to protect their fortune. Only Benjamin Black, a modern master of the genre, could write a new Philip Marlowe detective novel that has all the panache and charm of the originals while delivering a story that is as sharp and fresh as today's best crime fiction.


The Lady in the Lake

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ISBN: 9780141911182
Release Date: 2005-07-07
Number of pages: 304
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online The Lady in the Lake in PDF and EPUB The Lady in the Lake is a classic detective novel by the master of hard-boiled crime Derace Kingsley's wife ran away to Mexico to get a quickie divorce and marry a Casanova-wannabe named Chris Lavery. Or so the note she left her husband insisted. Trouble is, when Philip Marlowe asks Lavery about it he denies everything and sends the private investigator packing with a flea lodged firmly in his ear. 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 LA all the way to a murky mountain lake . . . 'Anything Chandler writes about 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 Best-known as the creator of the original private eye, Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and died in 1959. Many of his books have been adapted for the screen, and he is widely regarded as one of the very greatest writers of detective fiction. His books include The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, Farewell, My Lovely, The Long Good-bye, The Lady in the Lake, Playback, Killer in the Rain, The High Window and Trouble is My Business.


The BFI Companion to Crime

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ISBN: 0520215389
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 352
Author: Phil Hardy
Publisher: Univ of California Press

Download and read online The BFI Companion to Crime in PDF and EPUB "A complete and detailed guide to crime on film: prison dramas, film noir, heist movies, juvenile delinquents, serial killers, bank robbers, and many other subgenres and motifs. The historical and social background to movie crime is covered by articles on the FBI, the Mafia, the Japanese yakuza, prohibition, boxing, union rackets, drugs, poisoning, prostitution, and many other topics."--Cover.


Icons of Mystery and Crime Detection

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ISBN: 0313345309
Release Date: 2010-07
Number of pages: 700
Author: Mitzi M. Brunsdale
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Download and read online Icons of Mystery and Crime Detection in PDF and EPUB This book provides an introduction to 24 iconic figures, real and fictional, that have shaped the detective/mystery genre of popular literature. * Parallel chronologies placing each of the book's 24 subjects in their historical/cultural context * Individual selected bibliographies for each of the 24 figures plus a selected general bibliography of critical sources treating the genre


The Big Sleep

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ISBN: 9780141911113
Release Date: 2005-07-07
Number of pages: 272
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online The Big Sleep in PDF and EPUB The Big Sleep is Raymond Chandler's most famous and popular novel of all Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. But 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 . . . 'Anything Chandler writes about 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 Best-known as the creator of the original private eye, Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and died in 1959. Many of his books have been adapted for the screen, and he is widely regarded as one of the very greatest writers of detective fiction. His books include The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, Farewell, My Lovely, The Long Good-bye, The Lady in the Lake, Playback, Killer in the Rain, The High Window and Trouble is My Business.


Crime Writers

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ISBN: 9781591589143
Release Date: 2011-01
Number of pages: 204
Author: Elizabeth Haynes
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Download and read online Crime Writers in PDF and EPUB This invaluable resource provides information about and sources for researching 50 of the top crime genre writers, including websites and other online resources. * A timeline of major authors and events in the development of the crime fiction genre * Read-alike sections listing other authors whose works are similar in style or theme to those of ten major authors included in the book * Lists of major organizations and awards in the field of crime literature * A bibliography of online and print sources for biographical and critical information about crime genre authors


Literary Afterlife

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ISBN: 9780786457212
Release Date: 2009-12-22
Number of pages: 420
Author: Bernard A. Drew
Publisher: McFarland

Download and read online Literary Afterlife in PDF and EPUB "This reference book describes literary pastiches in which fictional characters have reappeared in new works after the deaths of the authors. It includes series that have continued under a deceased writer's real or pen name, undisguised offshoots issued under the new writer's name and posthumous collaborations in which a deceased author's unfinished manuscript is completed by another writer"--Provided by publisher.


Penguin Readers Level 6

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ISBN: 0582473772
Release Date: 2000-01
Number of pages:
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher:

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The Getaway Car

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ISBN: 9780226121819
Release Date: 2014-09-24
Number of pages: 256
Author: Donald E. Westlake
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Download and read online The Getaway Car in PDF and EPUB "Collection of published and unpublished gems: a memoir about learning to write, an imaginary interview between Westlake's various identities, essays on writing, introductions, and letters to writers like Stephen King and Brian Garfield. A true miscellany, this includes a piece by Abigail Westlake, a recipe for "May's Famous Tuna Casserole" and a 'Midnight snack'."--From the publisher.


Whodoneit A Film Guide

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ISBN: 9781312308060
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Author: Terry Rowan
Publisher: Lulu.com

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