the lady in the lake raymond chandler
—The New York Times“[Chandler] wrote as if pain hurt and life mattered.” —The New Yorker“Chandler seems to have created the culminating American hero: wised up, hopeful, thoughtful, adventurous, sentimental, cynical and rebellious.” –Robert B. Parker, The New York Times Book Review“Philip Marlowe remains the quintessential urban private eye.” —Los Angeles Times“Nobody can write like Chandler on his home turf, not even Faulkner. He died from pneumonia in 1959. Like “The depths cleared again. It features Chandler's trademark character, Philip Marlowe, the Los Angeles-based private investigator played by Humphrey Bogart in the 1946 film The Big Sleep and Elliott Gould in 1973's The Long Goodbye. I, Commenté au Royaume-Uni le 11 décembre 2019. Cet article dispose d’une quantité maximum de commande. An original. 1 likes. The Lady in the Lake is a classic detective novel by the master of hard-boiled crime, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time.Derace Kingsley's wife ran away to Mexico to get a quickie divorce and marry a Casanova-wannabe named Chris Lavery. Here it's a stiff femme fatale on the bed and she's only wearing nylon, Crystal, Muriel, Mildred, Adrienne and Florence are the women displayed in Chandler's Hall of Mirrors, which begins with the simple case of a missing wife and quickly develops into four murders, plus a Dr Feelgood who feeds his patients drugs; and corrupt cops in Bay City, or Santa Monica, Ca., that Chandler knew all too well. I came across this little treasure when I was browsing through the local public library. Commenté au Royaume-Uni le 18 octobre 2019. As usual, the plot is more tangled than a kindergartner's shoelaces, but the dialogue is snappy and witty and the characters are as colorful as a big box of crayons (the REALLY big box, with the built-in sharpener). Outstanding. I came to reading this book because I needed something to read for my Literary Exploration challenge, Hardboiled genre. Pre-Order. Raymond Thornton Chandler (1888 -1959) was the master practitioner of American hard-boiled crime fiction. Where is Crystal Kingsley? --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition. Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2020. Buy, Jun 11, 2002 This is his fourth, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 23, 2018, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 30, 2014. In 1939 he published his first novel The Big Sleep to instant acclaim in Britain and the US, introducing the world to his iconic private eye, Philip Marlowe. Strangely enough, when Marlowe goes down to Los Angeles to interview Lavery the second time, he finds his body in the shower. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Wonderfully written about an enigmatic detective. This book is my introduction to PI Philip Marlowe, who worked in and throughout the Los Angeles area. It rose slowly, with an infinitely careless languor, a long dark twisted something that rolled lazily in the water as it rose. January 1, 2013 Lady in the Lake is another Philip Marlowe mystery written by Chandler. Working my way backwards in time through the Philip Marlowe series, next up is, Raindrops on strippers and crisp apple gunshots. In 1946 Chandler received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for screenplay and in 1954 for novel writing. It's on a private lake. I have read a lot of the Agatha Christie novels, but somehow I missed the ones that were written by men. In that regard, he is reminiscent of John Drake from the superb 1960s TV series "Danger Man" (US title: "Secret Agent"). Or so the note she left her husband insisted. The mystery seems convoluted then simple and it gets me every time (though it's fairly easy to guess, I suppose). Age does not wither Chandler’s prose. Well that is what Marlowe is determined to find out, and he does. This compendium of three more Philip Marlowe novels is great value, and - more importantly - great reading. Lady in the Lake is another Philip Marlowe mystery written by Chandler. I can see from several reviews that this was a very popular choice for first timers like me. Bill is an alcoholic who is deeply in love with his wife, but also very possessive. Crystal Kingsley My story takes place in L.A. of the early '90s, but I'm traveling to all eras and hiring all manner of sleuth to serve as tour guide thorugh the City of Angels. Any order is good. By clicking subscribe, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Books Australia’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Shame. Seuls des destinataires résidant dans votre pays peuvent récupérer un ebook offert. He continued to write for Hollywood for the next four years, during the heyday of the Hollywood studio system, receiving an Oscar nomination for The Blue Dahlia (1946). Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée  Private Investigator Philip Marlowe was hired by Derace Kingsley to find his missing wife, Crystal – she had been missing for a month after contacting him from their cabin via telegram to say she was going to divorce him and marry Chris Lavery.

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