A woman has been reported missing to detective Marlowe and a corpse is found in the lake. Yet it is not the body of the missing person, but that of one of her neighbours. Now Marlowe's on the trail of a killer, who leads him out of smoggy LA all the way to a murky mountain lake . . .
About The Author
'One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards that othersstill try to attain.' Sunday Times
Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and moved to England withhis family when he was twelve. He attended Dulwich College, Alma Materto some of the twentieth century’s most renowned writers.Returning to America in 1912, he settled in California, worked in anumber of jobs, and later married.
It was during the Depression era that he seriously turned his hand towriting and his first published story appeared in the pulp magazine BlackMask in 1933, followed six years later by his first novel. TheBig Sleep introduced the world to Philip Marlowe, the oftenimitated but never-bettered hard-boiled private investigator.
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