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Farewell My Lovely

Farewell  My Lovely Author Raymond Chandler
ISBN-10 9781551998473
Release 2015-09-08
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In his second novel appearance, private investigator Philip Marlowe has to juggle the case of a missing necklace, and the case of a dead nightclub owner, and to try and discover how the two crimes are connected. It has been adapted for film twice, with Robert Mitchum and Dick Powell as Marlowe, and the plot was used for the film The Falcon Takes Over. 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

Farewell  My Lovely Author Raymond Chandler
ISBN-10
Release 1952
Pages 198
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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)



The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep Author Raymond Chandler
ISBN-10 9780375415012
Release 2002
Pages 656
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Three early mystery novels--The Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely, and The High Window--introduce the world of harboiled 1930s private detective Philip Marlow, in an omnibus edition. 15,000 first printing.



Playback

Playback Author Raymond Chandler
ISBN-10 9781443417761
Release 2013-04-23
Pages 176
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More than a year after the events of The Long Goodbye, hard-boiled private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by an unknown client to tail Eleanor King, a beautiful red-head. Tracking her to the resort town of Esmeralda, Marlowe must unravel the truth about Eleanor and his mysterious client before it is too late. Playback was Raymond Chandler’s final novel and was published one year before his death. Since he first appeared in Chandler’s The Big Sleep in 1939, Philip Marlowe has come to define our idea of the private investigator. Many of Chandler’s short stories and novels featuring the Marlowe character were adapted for film and radio (including 1946 film The Big Sleep, starring Humphrey Bogart), and in 1983, the Marlowe character and many of Chandler’s short stories were used as the inspiration for the television series Philip Marlowe, Private Eye. The Philip Marlowe character’s popularity was such that Chandler even re-released many of his early short stories, changing the names of the various protagonists to Philip Marlowe. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.



The Big Sleep Farewell My Lovely

The Big Sleep   Farewell  My Lovely Author Raymond Chandler
ISBN-10 9780307807960
Release 2011-11-16
Pages 544
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These two classic novels featuring private eye Philip Marlowe made Raymond Chandler's name synonymous with America's hard-boiled school of crime fiction. The Big Sleep was an instant success when first published in 1939. It centers around a paralyzed California millionaire with two psychopathic daughters; he involves Marlowe in a case of blackmail that turns into murder. Farewell My Lovely, which Chandler regarded as his finest work, came out the following year. It has Marlowe dealing with the Los Angeles gambling circuit, a murder he stumbles upon, and three very beautiful but potentially deadly women. "Chandler writes like a slumming angel and invests the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence," said Ross Macdonald. And George V. Higgins wrote: "Chandler is fun to read. He's as bleak as tundra, and his dirtbag characters far outnumber his stellar citizens, but Philip Marlowe is a laconic tour guide through a zoo of truly interesting animals." From the Hardcover edition.



The Long Good bye

The Long Good bye Author Raymond Chandler
ISBN-10 9780141041148
Release 2005-07-07
Pages 464
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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 Big Sleep

The Big Sleep Author Raymond Chandler
ISBN-10 9780141911113
Release 2005-07-07
Pages 272
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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.



The Little Sister

The Little Sister Author Raymond Chandler
ISBN-10 1400030196
Release 2002-06-11
Pages 256
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In noir master Raymond Chandler's The Little Sister, a movie starlet with a gangster boyfriend and a pair of siblings with a shared secret lure private eye Philip Marlowe into the less than glamorous and more than a little dangerous world of Hollywood fame. Chandler's first foray into the industry that dominates the company town that is Los Angeles.



The High Window

The High Window Author Raymond Chandler
ISBN-10 9781400030170
Release 2002-06-11
Pages 272
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From noir master Raymond Chandler, in The High Window we find a wealthy Pasadena widow with a mean streak, a missing daughter-in-law with a past, and a gold coin worth a small fortune—the elements don't quite add up until Marlowe discovers evidence of murder, rape, blackmail, and the worst kind of human exploitation. "Raymond Chandler is a star of the first magnitude." Erle Stanley Gardner "Raymond Chandler has given us a detective who is hard-boiled enough to be convincing . . . and that is no mean achievement." --The New York Times



The Big Sleep and Other Novels

The Big Sleep and Other Novels Author Raymond Chandler
ISBN-10 9780141912417
Release 2000-02-03
Pages 672
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Raymond Chandler created the fast talking, trouble seeking Californian private eye Philip Marlowe for his first great novel The Big Sleep in 1939. Marlowe's entanglement with the Sternwood family - and an attendant cast of colourful underworld figures - is the background to a story reflecting all the tarnished glitter of the great American Dream. The detective's iconic image burns just as brightly in Farewell My Lovely, on the trail of a missing nightclub crooner. And the inimitable Marlowe is able to prove that trouble really is his business in Raymond Chandler's brilliant epitaph, The Long Goodbye.



Trouble Is My Business

Trouble Is My Business Author Raymond Chandler
ISBN-10 1400030234
Release 2002-06-11
Pages 224
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This collection by crime fiction master Raymond Chandler features four long stories in which private eye Philip Marlowe is hired to protect a rich old guy from a gold digger, runs afoul of crooked politicos, gets a line on some stolen jewels with a reward attached, and stumbles across a murder victim who may have been an extortionist.



The Lady in the Lake

The Lady in the Lake Author Raymond Chandler
ISBN-10 9780141911182
Release 2005-07-07
Pages 304
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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 Annotated Big Sleep

The Annotated Big Sleep Author Raymond Chandler
ISBN-10 9780804168892
Release 2018-07-17
Pages 480
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The first fully annotated edition of Raymond Chandler’s 1939 classic The Big Sleep features hundreds of illuminating notes and images alongside the full text of the novel and is an essential addition to any crime fiction fan’s library. A masterpiece of noir, Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep helped to define a genre. Today it remains one of the most celebrated and stylish novels of the twentieth century. This comprehensive, annotated edition offers a fascinating look behind the scenes of the novel, bringing the gritty and seductive world of Chandler's iconic private eye Philip Marlowe to life. The Annotated Big Sleep solidifies the novel’s position as one of the great works of American fiction and will surprise and enthrall Chandler’s biggest fans. Including: -Personal letters and source texts -The historical context of Chandler’s Los Angeles, including maps and images -Film stills and art from the early pulps -An analysis of class, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity in the novel



The Raymond Chandler Omnibus

The Raymond Chandler Omnibus Author Raymond Chandler
ISBN-10 039460492X
Release 1980
Pages 625
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The Black Eyed Blonde

The Black Eyed Blonde Author Benjamin Black
ISBN-10 9780805098150
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 304
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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 Simple Art of Murder

The Simple Art of Murder Author Raymond Chandler
ISBN-10 1400030226
Release 2002-06-11
Pages 384
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In The Simple Art of Murder, which was prefaced by the famous Atlantic Monthly essay of the same name, noir master Raymond Chandler argues the virtues of the hard-boiled detective novel, and this collection, mostly drawn from stories he wrote for the pulps, demonstrates Chandler's imaginative, entertaining facility with the form. Included are the classic stories "Spanish Blood," Pearls Are a Nuisance," and "Guns at Cyrano's," among others.



Raymond Chandler s Philip Marlowe

Raymond Chandler s Philip Marlowe Author Raymond Chandler
ISBN-10 1596878479
Release 1999-10
Pages 416
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Authorized by the estate of the late Raymond Chandler, this volume reveals the missing life history and detective adventures of Philip Marlowe, one of the 20th century's most enduring and beloved characters. Marlowe is the quintessential American detective: cynical yet idealistic; romantic yet full of despair; a gentleman capable of rough violence. The final story in the volume is Raymond Chandler's last Marlowe adventure: The Pencil. The stories run chronologically through the career of Marlowe, from 1935 through 1960. These are classic Marlowe tales of betrayal, mistrust, and double-dealing on the seamy side of Los Angeles.