The Lady in the Lake
A couple of missing wives—one a rich man's and one a poor man's—become the objects of Marlowe's investigation. One of them may have gotten a Mexican divorce and married a gigolo and the other may be dead. Marlowe's not sure he cares about either one, but he's not paid to care. show more
A couple of missing wives—one a rich man's and one a poor man's—become the objects of Marlowe's investigation. One of them may have gotten a Mexican divorce and married a gigolo and the other may be dead. Marlowe's not sure he cares about either one, but he's not paid to care.
Publish date: August 12th 1988
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Hard Boiled
Series: Philip Marlowe (#4)
Meh.This was much more a mystery book than a proper noir. There was even a final parlor scene... I appreciate the irony, with Marlowe making fun of mystery books every time he talks to the police, but I miss the atmosphere.Most of all, I miss the dark, self-deprecating humor Marlowe had in the last ...
"Police business," he said almost gently, "is a hell of a problem. It's a good deal like politics. It asks for the highest type of men, and there’s nothing in it to attract the highest type of men . So we have to work with what we get— and we get things like this."A man’s wife is missing and Philip ...
A rich man hires Phillip Marlowe to find his wife. The trail leads to a resort town and another dead woman. Where is Crystal Kingsley? And who killed Muriel Chess? And what did Chris Lavery or Dr. Almore have to do with it?The Lady in the Lake is a tale of lies, double crosses, cheating woman, murde...
bookshelves: summer-2010, published-1943, mystery-thriller, play-dramatisation, noir, north-americas, re-read, winter-20102011 Recommended for: BBC7 listeners Read from May 30, 2010 to February 13, 2011 Featured music - String of Pearls Raymond Chandler's world-weary private-eye leaves the smog ...
I liked this quite well. Getting into it was a bit difficult because I was still having issues with the unsatisfactory ending of Blonde Faith. But, once that was behind me, I got into the book. The final resolution was a bit convoluted, but not too bad.Basically, Philip Marlowe is asked to help a ri...
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