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    The Big Sleep (Paperback) By (author) Raymond Chandler, Introduction by Ian Rankin

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    Description"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".


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    Title
    The Big Sleep
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Raymond Chandler, Introduction by Ian Rankin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 190 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780241956281
    ISBN 10: 0241956285
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    Libri: AMER3730, ENGM1020
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    BIC subject category V2: FFC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC050000, FIC022000
    Thema V1.0: FFC
    BIC E4L: CRM
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    15 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.