The Big Sleep

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Trade Paperback (Reprint)


Trade Paperback (Reprint)

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around July 12, 1988. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

The renowned novel from the crime fiction master, with the “quintessential urban private eye” (Los Angeles Times), Philip Marlowe. * Featuring the iconic character that inspired the film Marlowe, starring Liam Neeson.

One of The Atlantic‘s Great American Novels of the Past 100 Years

A dying millionaire hires private eye Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, and 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 seems to have created the culminating American hero: wised up, hopeful, thoughtful, adventurous, sentimental, cynical and rebellious.” —The New York Times Book Review

On Sale
Jul 12, 1988
Page Count
240 pages
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard