The High Window
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
Publish date: July 12th 1988
Pages no: 265
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Hard Boiled
Series: Philip Marlowe (#3)
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...
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...
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...
"The wind was quiet out here and the valley moonlight was so sharp that the black shadows looked as if they had been cut with an engraving tool."Marlowe is tasked with tracking down and acquiring a stolen rare coin dubbed the Brasher Doubloon. Its owner, Mrs. Murdock, believes that her recently est...
Puis je fais le tour du bureau et j'ouvre le tiroir qu'elle a refermé. Ça ne me regarde pas. Je suis curieux, voilà tout. Qu'elle garde là un petit Colt automatique, ça ne me regarde pas non plus. Je repousse le tiroir et je me rassois.- Vous ne m'aimez pas énormément, hein?La main sur le bouton, je...