At a glance:
- Author: Raymond Chandler
- First Published: 1953
- Type of Plot: Hard-boiled detective
- Time of Work: The early 1950’s
- Setting: Los Angeles and its suburbs
- Characters: Philip Marlowe, Terry Lennox, Sylvia Lennox, Roger Wade, Harlan Potter, Linda Loring, Eileen Wade, Bernie Ohls
- Genres: Long fiction, Mystery and detective literature, Novel
- Subjects: 1950's, North America or North Americans, United States or Americans, Suicide, Murder or homicide, California, Los Angeles, West, U.S., Alcoholism or alcoholics, Substance abuse, Detectives, Corruption, Private investigators
- Locales: California, United States, North America, Los Angeles, California
Private investigator Philip Marlowe has casually befriended Terry Lennox, a “man it is impossible to dislike,” and when Lennox comes to him in trouble, Marlowe takes him across the border to Tijuana. The same night, Lennox’s wife, Sylvia, is found brutally murdered, and Marlowe is arrested for refusing to talk about his connection with Lennox. He is released from jail when Lennox’s death in a small Mexican town is reported and the police receive his written confession. The police, the lawyer of Sylvia’s father, Harlan Potter, Sylvia’s sister Linda Loring,...
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