The Little Sister

The Little Sister - A Philip Marlowe Mystery

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Paperback (28 Oct 2010) | English

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Synopsis

'So you need help. What's your name and trouble?'

Private Investigator Philip Marlowe's latest client is Orfamay Quest. She's come all the way from Manhattan, Kansas, to find her missing brother Orrin. Or at least that's what she tells Marlowe, offering him just twenty dollars for his trouble. Feeling charitable, Marlowe accepts - though it's not long before he wishes he hadn't. Soon the trail leads to a succession of Hollywood starlets, uppity gangsters, suspicious cops and corpses with ice picks jammed into their necks . . .

The Little Sister is Raymond Chandler's fifth novel featuring laconic PI Philip Marlowe.

'Marlowe remains the quintessential urban private eye' Los Angeles Times

'Chandler 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

Discover the newest addition to the inimitable Philip Marlowe series - Only to Sleep by Lawrence Osborne - out 6 September 2018 in hardback and ebook from Hogarth.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241954324
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 813.52
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: v, 297
Weight: 216g
Height: 196mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 20mm