Farewell My Lovely

Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 9781400030163
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Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's second novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). Philip Marlowe's about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves, another murder, a fortune-teller, a couple more murders, and more corruption than your average graveyard.

The Big Sleep Farewell My Lovely

Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0307807967
Size: 64.28 MB
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These two classic novels featuring private eye Philip Marlowe made Raymond Chandler's name synonymous with America's hard-boiled school of crime fiction. The Big Sleep was an instant success when first published in 1939. It centers around a paralyzed California millionaire with two psychopathic daughters; he involves Marlowe in a case of blackmail that turns into murder. Farewell My Lovely, which Chandler regarded as his finest work, came out the following year. It has Marlowe dealing with the Los Angeles gambling circuit, a murder he stumbles upon, and three very beautiful but potentially deadly women. "Chandler writes like a slumming angel and invests the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence," said Ross Macdonald. And George V. Higgins wrote: "Chandler is fun to read. He's as bleak as tundra, and his dirtbag characters far outnumber his stellar citizens, but Philip Marlowe is a laconic tour guide through a zoo of truly interesting animals." From the Hardcover edition.

Farewell My Lovely

Author: Polly Clark
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Limited
ISBN: 9781852248253
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Polly Clark's haunting new collection is about leaving one's life and returning a stranger. In poems which are moving and often darkly comic, she explores the ways in which we try to hang on to what we were, and the ways in which we accept that everything we were certain of has gone forever. Farewell My Lovely is a book of transformation in many voices, from riffs on popular songs to a modern reworking of Magnificat or Mary's Song. Polly Clark's vivid and unswerving gaze is applied with the same intensity to a dream of childhood, the vulnerability of a new species of bird or the fragility of marriage, creating a powerful collection about the price of survival.

The Big Sleep

Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0375415017
Size: 43.26 MB
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Three early mystery novels--The Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely, and The High Window--introduce the world of harboiled 1930s private detective Philip Marlow, in an omnibus edition. 15,000 first printing.

Farewell My Lovely

Author: Susie Cornfield
Publisher: Garret Books
ISBN: 9780955227912
Size: 56.23 MB
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A collection of tributes to much-loved departed pets from owners of all ages and backgrounds. This book includes stories from people who work professionally with animals at London Zoo, Battersea Dogs' and Cats' Home, and the Blue Cross, and people with a public profile, such as Jilly Cooper, Ann Widdecombe and David Blunkett.

The Folk Handbook

Author: John Morrish
Publisher: Backbeat Books
ISBN: 1476854009
Size: 34.41 MB
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(Book). by David Atkinson, Vic Gammon, Rikky Rooksby, Mark Brend, John Morrish, Martin Carthy, and Nigel Williamson. Words & melodies for 80+ traditional songs, plus detailed explorations of their history & meaning and their value to writers & performers. With audio tracks of 20 songs recorded in the field.

The Detective In American Fiction Film And Television

Author: Jerome Delamater
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313304637
Size: 44.40 MB
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These essays investigate the detective in American popular culture, from Raymond Chandler's hardboiled Philip Marlowe to TV's maternal Jessica Fletcher.

Books To Die For

Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451696582
Size: 45.60 MB
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The world’s most beloved mystery writers celebrate their favorite mystery novels in this gorgeously wrought collection, featuring essays by Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin, and more. In the most ambitious anthology of its kind, the world’s leading mystery writers come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that reveal as much about the authors and their own work as they do about the books that they love, over a hundred authors from twenty countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter Wimsey, Books to Die For brings together the best of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and for those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought…I want more!