Farewell, My Lovely (Phillip Marlowe)

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Farewell, My Lovely (Phillip Marlowe)

Farewell, My Lovely (Phillip Marlowe)

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I have at least 3k physical books on my TBR pile in my office that has really turned into a book storage space. I went back to my desk, dropped the bottle of whiskey back into the drawer, shut the drawer and sat down again. Marlowe's about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves, another murder, a fortune-teller, a couple more murders, and more corruption than your average graveyard. BBC Radio 4, as part of its Classic Chandler series, also broadcast on 19 February 2011 a dramatic adaptation by Robin Brooks, with Toby Stephens as the hardboiled detective. Mrs Grayle is a ravishing blonde whom Grayle met when she was singing for the radio station he owned.

the question makes sense when you read the novel – Marlowe finds himself embroiled in police corruption, a blackmail scam, chasing a gang of jewelry thieves, another murder encounters a young female who becomes his pseudo-partner, meets up with a psychic con-man and a crooked doctor and is propositioned by a beautiful young woman who is married to a much older and very wealthy man. Unfortunately, it drifts in the middle and comes to its completion much later than I would have liked. All the usual Hardboiled rackets are well-represented here from blackmail to fortune telling to crooked cops to payoffs to rich folks living in a different world.

Chandler used recognizable locations in Los Angeles as settings, but he created the fictional town of Bay City as a stand-in for Santa Monica, known for its widespread corruption in city government during the Great Depression. It will haul you through the warren that is Los Angeles, from its hot dirty streets and seedy bars to the elevated coolness of its luxury hillside mansions.

When you open up any dictionary and you look up the phrase Hardboiled private eye, you'll find it defined right there in black and white as Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe.At Marlowe's office, Anne explains that she is from Bay City, a policeman's daughter interested in local crime. For Farewell, My Lovely, you get the film images of Dick Powell and Robert Mitchum many decades later.

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