The Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely, The High Window

The Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely, The High Window : Volume 1

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Raymond Chandler's first three novels, published here in one volume, established his reputation as an unsurpassed master of hard-boiled detective fiction.

The Big Sleep, Chandler's first novel, introduces Philip Marlowe, a private detective inhabiting the seamy side of Los Angeles in the 1930s, as he takes on a case involving a paralysed California millionaire, two psychotic daughters, blackmail and murder.

In Farewell, My Lovely, Marlowe deals with the gambling circuit, a murder he stumbles upon, and three very beautiful but potentially deadly women.

In The High Window, Marlowe searches the California underworld for a priceless gold coin and finds himself deep in the tangled affairs of a dead coin collector.

In all three novels, Chandler's hard-edged prose, colourful characters, vivid vernacular, and, above all, his enigmatic loner of a hero, establish his enduring claim to the heights of his chosen genre.
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  • Hardback | 696 pages
  • 135 x 210 x 38mm | 716g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
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  • 1857152557
  • 9781857152555
  • 17,371

About Raymond Chandler

Diane Johnson was born in Illinois and educated at the universities of Utah and California. She is the author of several acclaimed novels, including Le Marriage, Persian Nights and The Shadow Knows, two collections of essays, and biographies of Mary Ellen Peacock and Dashiell Hammett. She has also written screenplays and collaborated with Stanley Kubrick on The Shining. She lives in Paris and San Francisco with her husband.
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