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The Big Sleep
Author: Raymond Chandler

ISBN: 9780241970775
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 24 September 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 12.1 x 1.7
Description:
'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 PI Philip Marlowe is hired by wheelchair-bound General Sternwood to discover who is indulging in some petty blackmail. A weary, old man, Sternwood just wants the problem to go away. But Marlowe finds he has his work cut out just keeping Sternwood's wild, devil-may-care daughters out of trouble as they prowl LA's dirtiest and darkest streets. And pretty soon, he's up to his neck in hoodlums and corpses . . .

About the Author

Raymond Chandler, a renowned American novelist and screenwriter, was born on 23rd July 1888 in Chicago, Illinois. Abandoned by his father, Chandler was sent off to London for good education in 1900. He studied at Dulwich College which was a very good public school. He could not attend university however he worked on his language skills while in Paris and Munich. Chandler took up a job as a civil servant but he never adjusted to the servility. So he quit and decided to pursue a career in writing. He started as a rep...

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