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The Lady in the Lake, Paperback / softback Book

The Lady in the Lake Paperback / softback

Part of the Phillip Marlowe series

Paperback / softback

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'Everything was quiet and sunny and calm. No cause for excitement whatever. It's only Marlowe, finding another body. He does it rather well by now. Murder-a-day Marlowe, they call him . . .'Private Investigator Philip Marlowe is hired to find a missing woman.

Derace Kingsley's wife ran away to Mexico to get a divorce and marry a hunk named Chris Lavery. Or so the note she left her husband says. Trouble is, when Philip Marlowe asks Lavery about it he denies everything.

But when Marlowe next encounters Lavery, he's denying nothing - on account of the two bullet holes in his heart.

Now Marlowe's on the trail of a killer, who leads him out of smoggy Los Angeles all the way to a murky mountain lake . . . The Lady in the Lake is Raymond Chandler's fourth novel featuring laconic PI Philip Marlowe. 'Chandler's best novels carry the crime story to levels of artistry that have rarely been matched' Daily Mail'Chandler 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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