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The Big Sleep

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Founder of the hard-boiled school of detective fiction, 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 . . .
THE FIRST NOVEL FEATURING LACONIC PI PHILIP MARLOWE, THE STORY CONTINUES IN FAREWELL, MY LOVELY

'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


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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Edition: 3

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780141911113
  • Release date: July 7, 2005

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780141911113
  • File size: 1924 KB
  • Release date: July 7, 2005

Formats

OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

subjects

Fiction Mystery

Languages

English

Levels

Lexile® Measure:660
Text Difficulty:3

Founder of the hard-boiled school of detective fiction, 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 . . .
THE FIRST NOVEL FEATURING LACONIC PI PHILIP MARLOWE, THE STORY CONTINUES IN FAREWELL, MY LOVELY

'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


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