Playback

Raymond Chandler author Kathy Reichs editor

Format:Paperback

Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Published:31st Mar '11

£9.99

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Playback cover

Playback is a classic novel by Raymond Chandler, the master of hard-boiled crime.

Stalking the tawdry neon wilderness of forties and fifties Los Angeles, Raymond Chandler's hard-drinking, wise-cracking Phillip Marlowe is one of the world's most famous fictional detectives. Playback finds Marlowe mixing business with pleasure - getting paid to follow a mysterious and lovely red-head named Eleanor King.

Playback is Raymond Chandler's gripping last full-length novel featuring laconic PI Philip Marlowe.

'Chandler invented a new way of talking about America, and America has never looked the same to us since' Paul Auster

Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is mixing business with pleasure - he's getting paid to follow a lovely mysterious redhead called Eleanor King. And wherever Miss King goes, trouble is sure to follow. But she's easy on the eye and Marlowe's happy to do as he's told. 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 . . .


'Chandler grips the mind from the first sentence' Daily Telegraph

'One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards others still try to attain' Sunday Times

'Chandler is an original stylist, creator of a character as immortal as Sherlock Holmes' Anthony Burgess

ISBN: 9780241956250

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 13mm

Weight: 149g

208 pages