The Big Sleep

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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 . . .

ISBN: 9780241970775

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An early morning call to a dying millionaire throws private eye Philip Marlowe into West Hollywood’s hidden world of blackmail, menace and muscle. Knowing he must protect this man’s daughters Marlowe didn’t realise he would become so involved.

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Weight0.148 kg
Dimensions18.1 × 12.1 × 1.7 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

250

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

813.52 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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