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Publisher's Summary

Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's third novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times) 

A wealthy Pasadena widow with a mean streak, a missing daughter-in-law with a past, and a gold coin worth a small fortune - the elements don't quite add up until Marlowe discovers evidence of murder, rape, blackmail, and the worst kind of human exploitation. 

"Raymond Chandler is a star of the first magnitude." (Erle Stanley Gardner) 

"Raymond Chandler has given us a detective who is hard-boiled enough to be convincing...and that is no mean achievement." (The New York Times)

©1942 Raymond Chandler (P)2021 Random House Audio

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Classic in language, story, and performance!

Chandler’s use of language, characterization, plot, and setting is utterly brilliant. Nothing is lost with the passage of time as Brick’s performance perfectly portrays.
Brick’s contribution to the reader’s Ability to fully appreciate and enjoy every nuisance of the novel is immeasurable.
I will be searching for another Chandler novel read by bricks. Thank you

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The music was very annoying.

The story was very entertaining. Chandler was a master at using the English. However the music was not needed.

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excellent

great crime drama. classic. well read. I enjoyed the novel and it's presentation. I recommend it.

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Gripping from the first sentence..

…this short, but somewhat meandering mystery is not an easy listen. Ultimately it is a great story and the narrator is excellent, but you have to pay attention in order to follow the multitude of characters and several intricacies. I loved the writing, the literary references and inner reflections…the several scenes with the black lawn jockey figurine are telling and terrific…set a mood that is both dark and foreboding. Chandler was a master.

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A bit of old school

It was amusing to read a story that had the style and earmarks of times 80 years ago. The prices, the style of furniture and writing all added an extra layer of amusement to the tale of such a good author.
Scott Brick is once again a hero of storytelling.

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Great reading

Scott Brick’s reading is perfect. He expresses the darkness of the story and the essential sadness and loneliness of Philip Marlowe.