THE LONG GOODBYE -- Chandler's Marlowe in an unforgettable classic tale of friendship, love and betrayal
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler (Houghton Mifflin, 1953; 384 pages)
Chandler's quintessential private eye, Philip Marlowe, befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then Marlowe finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, who he's divorced and re-married and who ends up dead. and now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe. A moody, brooding masterpiece by the master of the hardboiled detective novel.
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