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The High Window - Raymond Chandler
The High Window
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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... show more
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
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780394758268 (0394758269)
ASIN: 394758269
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 265
Edition language: English
Series: Philip Marlowe (#3)
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Wanda's Book Reviews
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4.0 The High Window / Raymond Chandler
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. I read this book for the “Noir” square ...
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0.0 Halloween Bingo 2017: Update 2
My Square Markers and "Virgin" Bingo Card: "Virgin" card posted for ease of tracking and comparison, as called and read squares will, bit by bit, vanish behind my markers and everybody's cards are different. Black Kitty:Read but not called Black Vignette:Called but not read Black Kitty in Black ...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
4.0 The High Window
I'm not sure quite what it is about Raymond Chandler that makes him so awesome. On the surface, this is pretty much standard hard-boiled or noire detective fiction. But, Chandler's protagonist, Philip Marlowe, has a strong personality that grows on one. Yeah, he's rather flippant and even coarse, bu...
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0 rated it
3.0 The High Window
This was fun to read, but I had to make many concessions. Apart from the issues I've already mentioned in the previous two books, the characters seem flat and two-dimensional. I know it's one of the characteristics of the genre, but I'm afraid it gets old very soon. Eventually you start wanting some...
Gene
Gene rated it
5.0 The High Window
A wealthy widow asked Philip Marlowe to investigate a disappearance of a rare coin from her late husband collection; this disappearance coincidentally happened at the same time as that of her daughter-in-law. There was no love lost between the two, so Marlowe's client hopes the PI will be able to di...
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