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The Big Sleep

by Raymond Chandler

The first Philip Marlowe novel, and one of the most iconic detective stories ever written. Private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by General Sternwood to investigate the blackmailing of his daughter, Carmen. He is able to track down what appears to be the culprit, but quickly realizes that things are much more complicated than they appear. The Big Sleep has been adapted into film twice, with Humphrey Bogart and Robert Mitchum playing Marlowe. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Big Sleep

by Raymond Chandler

When a dying millionaire hires Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and murder are just a few of the complications he gets caught up in."Chandler [writes] like a slumming angel and invest[s] the sun-blinded streets of Los Angelos with a romantic presence."--Ross Macdonald

The Big Sleep

by Raymond Chandler

When a dying millionaire hires Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and murder are just a few of the complications he gets caught up in."Chandler [writes] like a slumming angel and invest[s] the sun-blinded streets of Los Angelos with a romantic presence."--Ross MacdonaldFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

The Big Sleep & Farewell, My Lovely

by Raymond Chandler

These two classic novels featuring private eye Philip Marlowe made Raymond Chandler's name synonymous with America's hard-boiled school of crime fiction. The Big Sleep was an instant success when first published in 1939. It centers around a paralyzed California millionaire with two psychopathic daughters; he involves Marlowe in a case of blackmail that turns into murder.Farewell My Lovely, which Chandler regarded as his finest work, came out the following year. It has Marlowe dealing with the Los Angeles gambling circuit, a murder he stumbles upon, and three very beautiful but potentially deadly women."Chandler writes like a slumming angel and invests the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence," said Ross Macdonald. And George V. Higgins wrote: "Chandler is fun to read. He's as bleak as tundra, and his dirtbag characters far outnumber his stellar citizens, but Philip Marlowe is a laconic tour guide through a zoo of truly interesting animals."From the Hardcover edition.

The Collected Raymond Chandler

by Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler is one of the most significant mystery authors in the history of the genre, helping to create hard-boiled detective fiction, and giving readers the iconic Philip Marlowe. This collection contains all 25 of his short stories, including classics such as The Curtain and The King in Yellow, as well as all seven of his novels, including The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Collected Stories

by Raymond Chandler

The only complete edition of stories by the undisputed master of detective literature, collected here for the first time in one volume, including some stories that have been unavailable for decades. When Raymond Chandler turned to writing at the age of forty-five, he began by publishing stories in pulp magazines such as "Black Mask" before later writing his famous novels. These stories are where Chandler honed his art and developed his uniquely vivid underworld, peopled with good cops and bad cops, informers and extortionists, lethally predatory blondes and redheads, and crime, sex, gambling, and alcohol in abundance. In addition to his classic hard-boiled stories-in which his signature atmosphere of depravity and violence swirls around the cool, intuitive loners whose type culminated in the famous detective Philip Marlowe-Chandler also turned his hand to fantasy and even a gothic romance. This rich treasury of twenty-five stories shows Chandler developing the terse, laconic, understated style that would serve him so well in his later masterpieces, and immerses the reader in the richly realized fictional universe that has become an enduring part of our literary landscape

La dama del lago (Philip Marlowe 4)

by Raymond Chandler

Amor, pasión, celos... muerte. El perspicaz detective Philip Marlowe debe tirar del hilo de una maraña seria y salvaje. En La dama del lago (1943), la cuarta novela de Raymond Chandler, el detective Philip Marlowe investiga la desaparición de dos mujeres: Crystal Kingsley, esposa de un rico empresario, y Muriel Chess, mujer del vigilante de la finca de los Kingsley en el lago Little Fawn. En realidad a Marlowe no le importa lo que les haya ocurrido -no le pagan por su empatía-, pero descubrir la verdad será un imperativo cuando se dé cuenta de que su vida está en juego. Esta edición incluye también los tres relatos pulp publicados en las revistas Dime Detective y Detective Story que Chandler canibalizó para escribir la novela: «Blues de Bay City» (1938), «La dama del lago» (1939) y «No hay crímenes en las montañas» (1941). Reseña:«Sus libros deberían leerse y juzgarse no como literatura de evasión, sino como grandes obras de arte.»W. H. Auden

The Essential Noir Bundle

by Raymond Chandler Dashiell Hammett

Two of the greatest authors of hard-boiled detective fiction come together in this compilation. Featuring legendary characters like Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, and Nick and Nora Charles, it includes novels such as The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, and The Long Goodbye, and over 60 short stories, including The King in Yellow and The Big Knockover. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Farewell, My Lovely

by Raymond Chandler

In his second novel appearance, private investigator Philip Marlowe has to juggle the case of a missing necklace, and the case of a dead nightclub owner, and to try and discover how the two crimes are connected. It has been adapted for film twice, with Robert Mitchum and Dick Powell as Marlowe, and the plot was used for the film The Falcon Takes Over. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Farewell, My Lovely

by Raymond Chandler

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.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Farewell, My Lovely

by Raymond Chandler

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.From the Trade Paperback edition.

FreeSWITCH 1.2

by Raymond Chandler Michael S Collins Darren Schreiber Anthony Minessale

This book is full of practical code examples aimed at a beginner to ease his or her learning curve.This book is written for IT professionals and enthusiasts who are interested in quickly getting a powerful telephony system up and running using the free and open source application, FreeSWITCH.Telephony experience will be helpful, but not required.

FreeSWITCH Cookbook

by Raymond Chandler Darren Schreiber Anthony Minessale Michael S. Collins

This is a problem-solution approach to take your FreeSWITCH skills to the next level, where everything is explained in a practical way. If you are a system administrator, hobbyist, or someone who uses FreeSWITCH on a regular basis, this book is for you. Whether you are a FreeSWITCH expert or just getting started, this book will take your skills to the next level.

La hermana menor (Philip Marlowe 5)

by Raymond Chandler

«Nadie se pareció nunca menos a lady Macbeth», piensa Philip Marlowe cuando Orfamay Quest, una joven de Kansas menuda y de aspecto recatado, le encarga que encuentre a su hermano Orrin. A lo largo de la investigación, Marlowe descubre la faceta siniestra, despiadada y sórdida de Hollywood: el reflejo de las miserias de un mundo lejos del glamour de las estrellas que Chandler llegó a conocer muy bien. El guiño a la propia experiencia del autor convierte La hermana menor (1949), su quinta novela, en el libro más crepuscular de la serie y en el que aparece un Marlowe más desengañado, taciturno y cínico que nunca.«El tema de Chandler es la maldad del mal. Y su más alto logro, el vívido conflicto entre el bien y el mal.»Ross Macdonald

The High Window

by Raymond Chandler

There was a stifling scent of summer on the Pasadena morning when he first called on Mrs Elizabeth Bright Murdock. Later Marlowe couldn't work out which was worse: air you couldn't breathe, or a client who didn't tell you the story. The job was to find a rare gold coin called a Brasher Doubloon, missing from her late husband's collection. Easy. Probably too easy. Each time the Doubloon pops up, so does a murder. Soon Marlowe's got a full-scale tragedy on his hands. . . Throughout the 1940s and 1950s Philip Marlowe stalked the tawdry neon wilderness of Southern California. There Raymond Chandler's creation became the most famous fictional detective since Sherlock Holmes; often imitated, never bettered. Read the complete Marlowe novels in Penguin paperback.

The Lady in the Lake

by Raymond Chandler

A woman has been reported missing to detective Marlowe and a corpse is found in the lake. Yet it is not the body of the missing person, but that of one of her neighbours. It takes another three corpses before Marlowe winds up the affairs of a woman who is set on smashing links with her past.

El largo adiós (Philip Marlowe 6)

by Raymond Chandler

El veterano de guerra Terry Lennox tiene un problema: su esposa multimillonaria ha sido asesinada -es hija del magnate de la prensa Harlan Potter- y él necesita largarse de Los Ángeles cuanto antes. Le pide a Philip Marlowe, con quien ha trabado amistad recientemente, que lo ayude a llegar al aeropuerto de Tijuana. Y así el detective, fiel a sus ideales, terminará por convertirse en cómplice del crimen principal en El largo adiós (1953), la sexta novela de la serie. Cuando Lennox se suicida en México dejando una confesión de culpabilidad, el caso queda cerrado sin escándalos ni sensacionalismo... aunque hay algo que a Marlowe no le encaja. Está convencido de la inocencia de Lennox, pero ¿podrá demostrarlo? ¿Y cuántas víctimas habrá antes de conseguirlo?«Mi mejor libro.»Raymond Chandler

The Little Sister

by Raymond Chandler

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.

The Little Sister

by Raymond Chandler

In his fourth novel appearance, private investigator Philip Marlowe is hired to track down a seemingly naive young woman's missing brother, but finds that the brother was caught up in a web of organized crime and murder - and now Marlowe is caught in the same web. <P> <P> It was adapted into the film Marlowe, starring James Garner. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Long Goodbye

by Raymond Chandler

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.<P><P> Edgar Allen Poe Award Winner

The Midnight

by Raymond Chandler

The Midnight Raymond Chandler, 4 stories and two novels by the creator of Philip Marlowe and the author of The Big Sleep. Includes his first and last published stories.

Playback

by Raymond Chandler

'I know it sounds corny, but I could drill you and get away with it. I really could. ' 'Okay,' I said thickly, 'For fifty bucks a day I don't get shot. That costs seventy-five. ' PI Philip Marlowe is mixing a little business with pleasure - he's getting paid to follow a mysterious and lovely redhead called Eleanor King. And wherever Miss King goes, trouble seems to follow. But she's easy on the eye and Marlowe's happy to do as he's told, all in the name of chivalry, of course. But one dead body later and what started out as a lazy afternoon's snooping soon becomes a deadly cocktail of blackmail, lies, mistaken identity - and murder . . . 'Raymond chandler invented a new way of talking about America, and America has never looked the same to us since'Paul Auster

Playback

by Raymond Chandler

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 with a romantic presence:" -- Ross MacdonaldFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

Playback: A Graphic Novel

by Raymond Chandler

Betty Mayfield is blond and beautiful and has just been found guilty of murdering her husband. <P><P>But when the jundge 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? This graphic novel presents a heart-pounding tale of betrayal, blackmail, and murder that will take you to the edge of your seat on a ride through Raymond Chandler's last thriller.

The Simple Art of Murder

by Raymond Chandler

Prefaced by the famousAtlantic Monthlyessay 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.

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