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  • The High Windowby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    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. "Raymond Chandler is a star of the first magnitude."-- Erle Stanley Gardner "Raymond Chandler... more...

  • The Lady in the Lakeby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.00

    A couple of missing wives?one a rich man's and one a poor man's?become the objects of Marlowe's investigation. One of them may have gotten a Mexican divorce and married a gigolo and the other may be dead. Marlowe's not sure he cares about either one, but he's not paid to care. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Little Sisterby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    A movie starlet with a gangster boyfriend and a pair of siblings with a shared secret lure Marlowe into the less than glamorous and more than a little dangerous world of Hollywood fame. Chandler's first foray into the industry that dominates the company town that is Los Angeles. more...

  • The Long Goodbyeby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he 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. more...

  • Playbackby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    Marlowe is hired by an influential lawyer he's never herd of to tail a gorgeous redhead, but decides he prefers to help out the redhead. She's been acquitted of her alcoholic husband's murder, but her father-in-law prefers not to take the court's word for it. "Chandler wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles... more...

  • The Simple Art of Murderby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    Prefaced by the famous Atlantic Monthly essay of the same name, in which he argues the virtues of the hard-boiled detective novel, this collection mostly drawn from stories he wrote for the pulps demonstrates Chandler's imaginative, entertaining facility with the form. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Trouble Is My Businessby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.95

    In the four long stories in this collection, Marlowe is hired to protect a rich old guy from a gold digger, runs afoul of crooked politicos, gets a line on some stolen jewels with a reward attached, and stumbles across a murder victim who may have been an extortionist. more...

  • Only Childby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 13.95

    It?s been years since Burke has been home, years since he?s seen his ?family? and worked in the underbelly of New York City. Although his appearance has changed, his reputation grown dusty and his wallet thin, his skills and his crew remain razor sharp. So when he is contacted by a mob boss to investigate the murder of his illegitimate daughter, Vonni,... more...

  • Stregaby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.95

    Andrew Vachss's implacable private eye has a new client, Strega. She wants Burke to find an obscene photograph?and that search will take him into the ocean that flows just beneath the city, an ocean whose currents are flesh and money, the anguish of children and the pleasure of twisted adults. It is a place that Burke can visit only at the risk of... more...

  • Hard Candyby Andrew Vachss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.95

    In this mercilessly compelling thriller, Burke?the private eye, sting artist, and occasional hit man who metes out a cruelly ingenious vengeance on those who victimize children?is up against a soft-spoken messiah, who may be rescuing runaways or recruiting them for his own hideous purposes. But in doing so Burke becomes a target for an entire Mafia... more...