The Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely, the High Window : Volume 1, Hardback

The Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely, the High Window : Volume 1 Hardback



Raymond Chandler's first three novels, published here in one volume, established his reputation as an unsurpassed master of hard-boiled detective fiction.

The Big Sleep, Chandler's first novel, introduces Philip Marlowe, a private detective inhabiting the seamy side of Los Angeles in the 1930s, as he takes on a case involving a paralysed California millionaire, two psychotic daughters, blackmail and murder.

In Farewell, My Lovely, Marlowe deals with the gambling circuit, a murder he stumbles upon, and three very beautiful but potentially deadly women.

In The High Window, Marlowe searches the California underworld for a priceless gold coin and finds himself deep in the tangled affairs of a dead coin collector.

In all three novels, Chandler's hard-edged prose, colourful characters, vivid vernacular, and, above all, his enigmatic loner of a hero, establish his enduring claim to the heights of his chosen genre.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 696 pages
  • Publisher: Everyman
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic crime
  • ISBN: 9781857152555



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