The Big Sleep

Author(s): Raymond Chandler

Crime Fiction

Hard-boiled detective fiction at its best: Raymond Chandler's best loved novel, The Big Sleep, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. "I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didn't care who knew it. I was everything the well-dressed private detective ought to be. I was calling on four million dollars". (Los Angeles PI). Philip Marlowe is hired by wheelchair-bound General Sternwood to discover who is indulging in some petty blackmail. A weary, old man, Sternwood just wants the problem to go away. But Marlowe finds he has his work cut out just keeping Sternwood's wild, devil-may-care daughters out of trouble as they prowl LA's dirtiest and darkest streets. And pretty soon, he's up to his neck in hoodlums and corpses...


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780241970775
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : July 2014
  • : 181mm X 111mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 813.52
  • : 272
  • : Raymond Chandler