Trouble Is My Business

Author: Raymond Chandler
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241146127
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Trouble is My Business is a collection of four riveting novellas from Raymond Chandler. In the first of the four cases in Trouble is My Business, LA PI Philip Marlowe is offered a job that leaves a bad taste in the mouth: smearing a girl who's 'got her hooks into a rich man's pup'. Before too long Marlowe's up to his neck in corpses and cops and he's taken pity on the girl. There's nothing like making trouble of your business . . . The four novellas collected here are quintessential Raymond Chandler: slick, crystal-clear writing that pins the reader to the seat and won't let go until the last page is turned. Praise for Raymond Chandler: 'Chandler's prose flies off the pages like a burst from a Tommy gun. Chandler was perhaps the finest exponent of the fledgling genre now known as pulp fiction' Scottish Field 'One of the greatest crime writers, who set the standards others still try to attain' Sunday Times 'Nobody can write like Chandler on his home turf, not even Faulkner . . . An original . . . A great artist' Boston Review 'Raymond Chandler invented a new way of talking about America, and America has never looked the same to us since' Paul Auster Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and moved to England with his family when he was twelve. He attended Dulwich College, Alma Mater to some of the twentieth century's most renowned writers. Returning to America in 1912, he settled in California, worked in a number of jobs, and later married. It was during the Depression era that he seriously turned his hand to writing and his first published story appeared in the pulp magazine Black Mask in 1933, followed six years later by his first novel. The Big Sleep introduced the world to Philip Marlowe, the often imitated but never-bettered hard-boiled private investigator. It is in Marlowe's long shadow that every fictional detective must stand - and under the influence of Raymond Chandler's addictive prose that every crime author must write.

Philip Marlowe Die Kleine Schwester

Author: Michael Lark
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ISBN: 9783551733900
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Der Gro E Schlaf

Author: Raymond Chandler
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ISBN: 9783864060229
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Die Blonde Mit Den Schwarzen Augen

Author: Benjamin Black
Editor: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462309226
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»Als würde ein alter, tot geglaubter Freund plötzlich den Raum betreten« Stephen King In diesem packenden Roman erweckt John Banville alias Benjamin Black den berühmtesten Privatdetektiv der Weltliteratur, Philip Marlowe, wieder zum Leben. Eine meisterliche Mimikry, die Krimifans auf der ganzen Welt begeistert. Der Meister ist zurück. Los Angeles in den frühen Fünfzigerjahren. Philip Marlowe, Privatdetektiv, ist so ruhelos und einsam wie eh und je. Die Geschäfte laufen eher schlecht, da trifft es sich gut, dass eine neue Klientin sein Büro betritt: jung, wunderschön, gut gekleidet. Clare Cavendish will, dass Marlowe ihren Liebhaber findet, Nico Petersen, der plötzlich wie vom Erdboden verschluckt ist. Bald verfällt Marlowe dem Charme der schwarzäugigen Blonden und findet sich in einem Fall wieder, der ihn in die Welt einer der reichsten Familien der Gegend führt. Die wiederum würde offenbar alles dafür tun, um diesen Reichtum zu verteidigen, und schreckt dabei vor nichts zurück ... »Ein erstklassiger Noir. Es ist bemerkenswert, wie frisch sich das Buch liest, dabei hält es sich eng an die literarischen Vorgaben. Black hat den Nagel auf den Kopf getroffen.« New York Times »Absolut unwiderstehlich« The Guardian

Icons Of Mystery And Crime Detection

Author: Mitzi M. Brunsdale
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313345302
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This book provides an introduction to 24 iconic figures, real and fictional, that have shaped the detective/mystery genre of popular literature. * Parallel chronologies placing each of the book's 24 subjects in their historical/cultural context * Individual selected bibliographies for each of the 24 figures plus a selected general bibliography of critical sources treating the genre

Trouble Is My Business And Other Stories

Author: Raymond Chandler
Editor: NY Books
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The Lady In The Lake

Author: Raymond Chandler
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141911182
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The Lady in the Lake is a classic detective novel by the master of hard-boiled crime Derace Kingsley's wife ran away to Mexico to get a quickie divorce and marry a Casanova-wannabe named Chris Lavery. Or so the note she left her husband insisted. Trouble is, when Philip Marlowe asks Lavery about it he denies everything and sends the private investigator packing with a flea lodged firmly in his ear. But when Marlowe next encounters Lavery, he's denying nothing - on account of the two bullet holes in his heart. Now Marlowe's on the trail of a killer, who leads him out of smoggy LA all the way to a murky mountain lake . . . 'Anything Chandler writes about 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 Best-known as the creator of the original private eye, Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and died in 1959. Many of his books have been adapted for the screen, and he is widely regarded as one of the very greatest writers of detective fiction. His books include The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, Farewell, My Lovely, The Long Good-bye, The Lady in the Lake, Playback, Killer in the Rain, The High Window and Trouble is My Business.

The Big Sleep

Author: Raymond Chandler
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141911115
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The Big Sleep is Raymond Chandler's most famous and popular novel of all Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. But with Sternwood's two wild, devil-may-care daughters prowling LA's seedy backstreets, Marlowe's got his work cut out - and that's before he stumbles over the first corpse . . . 'Anything Chandler writes about 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 Best-known as the creator of the original private eye, Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and died in 1959. Many of his books have been adapted for the screen, and he is widely regarded as one of the very greatest writers of detective fiction. His books include The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, Farewell, My Lovely, The Long Good-bye, The Lady in the Lake, Playback, Killer in the Rain, The High Window and Trouble is My Business.

The Long Good Bye

Author: Raymond Chandler
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141041145
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The Long Good-bye is a classic novel by Raymond Chandler, the master of hard-boiled crime. 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: Philip Marlowe, Private Investigator. He's willing to help a man down on his luck, but later, Lennox commits suicide in Mexico and things start to turn nasty. Marlowe finds himself 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? 'Anything Chandler writes about 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 Best-known as the creator of the original private eye, Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and died in 1959. Many of his books have been adapted for the screen, and he is widely regarded as one of the very greatest writers of detective fiction. His books include The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, Farewell, My Lovely, The Long Good-bye, The Lady in the Lake, Playback, Killer in the Rain, The High Window and Trouble is My Business.

Raymond Chandler S Marlowe

Author: Raymond Chandler
Editor: iBooks
ISBN: 9780743474894
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Presents three stories from Raymond Chandler depicting the private investigator, Philip Marlowe and his attempts to solve crime.