The Big Sleep: Popular Penguins
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Author: Chandler, Raymond
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 2008
Dimensions: 179mm x 111mm x 20mm
Format: Paperback / softback
Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep is the definitive hardboiled detective story and Philip Marlowe the perfect expression of the cynical, world-weary gumshoe. Hired by the crippled General Sternwood to shake off a blackmailer, Marlowe also has to deal with the general’s two rebellious daughters, the gamblers and pornographers they run with and, soon enough, some inconvenient murders. Chandler’s LA and the gutter-life that populate it made crime fiction what it is today and remain unmatched.