The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep introduces one of the finest crime detectives in literary history, Philip Marlowe. Called to the home of dying millionaire General Sternwood to investigate the blackmailing of Sternwood’s daughter, Marlowe quickly finds there is more to the story than just blackmail. The Big Sleep has been adapted twice onto the big screen (1946 and 1978) and was included in “TIME’s List of the 100 Best Novels.”
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TomDonaghey - LibraryThing
The Big Sleep (1939) (Marlowe #1) by Raymond Chandler. The first and very possibly the best of the seven Philip Marlowe novels. With this book Mr. Chandler took modern mystery fiction in a direction ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kevn57 - LibraryThing
A hard boiled classic that introduces Philip Marlowe as the knight out to save two damsels in distress. The opening hallway description of the Knight tells a lot about Marlowe's character. If you've seen the movie there is still lots to enjoy here as the details are finely drawn. Read full review