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The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, Ian Rankin


The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, Ian Rankin

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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Publication date

14th August 2014


Raymond Chandler, Ian Rankin

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Penguin Books Ltd


256 pages


Crime & mystery



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