Playback: a graphic novel

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Arcade Pub., Jul 1, 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 98 pages
27 Reviews
Betty Mayfield is blond and beautiful and has just been found guilty of murdering her husband. But when the judge realizes the jury is terrified of her father-in-law - the man who owns everything in this small North Carolina town - he overturns the verdict. Her father-in-law swears vengeance, and Betty flees. Seeking a new life, she meets Larry Mitchell, a brash but charming gigolo, on the train to Vancouver. He brings her to the Royal Vancouver Hotel, where she checks into a room beneath the penthouse of wealthy playboy Clark Brandon, who takes her under his wing. When Mitchell's body turns up on Betty's balcony, jaded inspector Jeff Killaine is assigned to the case, but finds himself falling for Betty. Did she do it, or was she framed? If she didn't kill Mitchell, who did?

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Review: Playback (Philip Marlowe #7)

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Chandler's last novel has defects in plotting, but not in writing. Philip Marlowe, the most influential of the early fictional private eyes, is hired to tail a good-looking redhead who seems to be on ... Read full review

Review: Playback (Philip Marlowe #7)

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This time out, it's romantic Marlowe! Marlowe on the make! Mac-daddy Marlowe! This one is interesting in that the mystery doesn't end with revealing and apprehending a villain. Weird, right? It's just ... Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (2006)

Ted Benoit was born in 1947 and began his professional career as a television cinematographer. A master of the clear-line style, he helped revive Edgar Jacob's Blake & Mortimer series in 1993.

François Ayroles was born in 1969 and studied at the Angoulême School of Fine Arts. A member of the OuBaPo group, he also illustrates for Libération and Les Inrockuptibles.

Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 but spent his youth in England. After fighting in World War I, he settled in California, where he became the director of a number of independent oil companies. He died in La Jolla, California, in 1959.

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