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The Big Sleep

Chandler, RaymondRankin, Ian(Introduction by)
Part of the Penguin Essentials series
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Hard-boiled detective fiction at its best: Raymond Chandler's best loved novel, The Big Sleep, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. '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 . . .

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Product Details
Penguin Books Ltd
0241970776 / 9780241970775
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
Classic crime
250 pages
18 cm
Reprint. Originally published: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1939.