Publish date: July 26th 1999
Publisher: Prószyński i S-ka
Pages no: 208
Edition language: Polski
, Mystery Thriller
, Hard Boiled
Series: Philip Marlowe (#3)
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 ...
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 ...
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...