The Long Good-Bye

The Long Good-Bye - Phillip Marlowe

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Paperback (28 Oct 2010) | English

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Synopsis

'A city no worse than others, a city rich and vigorous and full of pride, a city lost and beaten and full of emptiness. It all depends on where you sit and what your own private score is. I didn't have one. I didn't care'

Down-and-out drunk Terry Lennox has a problem: his millionaire wife is dead and he needs to get out of LA fast. So he turns to his only friend in the world: private investigator Philip Marlowe. He is willing to help a man down on his luck, but later Lennox commits suicide in Mexico and things start to turn nasty. Marlowe is drawn into a sordid crowd of adulterers and alcoholics in LA's Idle Valley, where the rich are suffering one big suntanned hangover. Marlowe is sure Lennox didn't kill his wife, but how many more stiffs will turn up before he gets to the truth?

The Long Good-Bye is Raymond Chandler's sixth novel featuring laconic PI Philip Marlowe.

'Chandler gave birth to a different kind of detective' The 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: 9780241954362
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: New Edition
DEWEY: 813.52
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 447
Weight: 326g
Height: 199mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 29mm