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The Big Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Mystery (Penguin Fiction)

The Big Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Mystery (Penguin Fiction)
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Website: Amazon
Manufacturer: Penguin
Release date: 7 July 2005
ISBN-10 : 0140108920 | ISBN-13: 9780140108927
American (1), Detective (1), Noir (1), Novel (1)
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""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." This sentence, from the first paragraph of The Big Sleep, marks the last time you can be fully confident that you know what's going on. The first novel by Raymond Chandler, who at the time was a 51-year-old former oil company executive, is a mosaic of shadows, a dark tracery of forking paths. Along them wanders Philip Marlowe, a cynical, perfectly hard-boiled pri"


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