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The Black-eyed Blonde

A Philip Marlowe Novel

By Benjamin Black, 1945-

Raymond Chandler’s incomparable private eye is back, pulled by a seductive young heiress into the most difficult and dangerous case of his career

“It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolving. The telephone on my desk had the look of something that knows it’s being watched. Traffic trickled by in the street below, and there were a few pedestrians, too, men in hats going nowhere.”

So begins The Black-Eyed Blonde, a new novel featuring Philip Marlowe—yes, that Philip Marlowe. Channeling Raymond Chandler, Benjamin Black has brought Marlowe back to life for a new adventure on the mean streets of Bay City, California. It is the early 1950s, Marlowe is as restless and lonely as ever, and business is a little slow. Then a new client is shown in: young, beautiful, and expensively dressed, she wants Marlowe to find her former lover, a man named Nico Peterson. Marlowe sets off on his search, but almost immediately discovers that Peterson’s disappearance is merely the first in a series of bewildering events. Soon he is tangling with one of Bay City’s richest families and developing a singular appreciation for how far they will go to protect their fortune.

Only Benjamin Black, a modern master of the genre, could write a new Philip Marlowe novel that has all the panache and charm of the originals while delivering a story that is as sharp and fresh as today’s best crime fiction.

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The black-eyed blonde : a Philip Marlowe novel

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780805098143


Format: Book
Author: Black, Benjamin, 1945-
Summary: "Raymond Chandler's incomparable private eye is back, pulled by a seductive young heiress into the most difficult and dangerous case of his career"It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolving. The telephone on my desk had the look of something that knows it's being watched. Traffic trickled by in the street below, and there were a few pedestrians, too, men in hats going nowhere."So begins The Black-Eyed Blonde, a new novel featuring Philip Marlowe--yes, that Philip Marlowe. Channeling Raymond Chandler, Benjamin Black has brought Marlowe back to life for a new adventure on the mean streets of Bay City, California. It is the early 1950s, Marlowe is as restless and lonely as ever, and business is a little slow. Then a new client is shown in: young, beautiful, and expensively dressed, she wants Marlowe to find her former lover, a man named Nico Peterson. Marlowe sets off on his search, but almost immediately discovers that Peterson's disappearance is merely the first in a series of bewildering events. Soon he is tangling with one of Bay City's richest families and developing a singular appreciation for how far they will go to protect their fortune.Only Benjamin Black, a modern master of the genre, could write a new Philip Marlowe novel that has all the panache and charm of the originals while delivering a story that is as sharp and fresh as today's best crime fiction"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The black-eyed blonde : a Philip Marlowe novel / Benjamin Black.
Publisher Date: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
Subject: Marlowe, Philip (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Missing persons -- Fiction. Social classes -- Fiction. FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General. California -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780805098143 (hardback) 0805098143 (hardback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 6
System Items Total: 12
Call Number: M Black
Oclc: 856579476
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Bib Id: 502177

Format: Book
Author: Black, Benjamin, 1945-
Summary: "Raymond Chandler's incomparable private eye is back, pulled by a seductive young heiress into the most difficult and dangerous case of his career"It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolving. The telephone on my desk had the look of something that knows it's being watched. Traffic trickled by in the street below, and there were a few pedestrians, too, men in hats going nowhere."So begins The Black-Eyed Blonde, a new novel featuring Philip Marlowe--yes, that Philip Marlowe. Channeling Raymond Chandler, Benjamin Black has brought Marlowe back to life for a new adventure on the mean streets of Bay City, California. It is the early 1950s, Marlowe is as restless and lonely as ever, and business is a little slow. Then a new client is shown in: young, beautiful, and expensively dressed, she wants Marlowe to find her former lover, a man named Nico Peterson. Marlowe sets off on his search, but almost immediately discovers that Peterson's disappearance is merely the first in a series of bewildering events. Soon he is tangling with one of Bay City's richest families and developing a singular appreciation for how far they will go to protect their fortune.Only Benjamin Black, a modern master of the genre, could write a new Philip Marlowe novel that has all the panache and charm of the originals while delivering a story that is as sharp and fresh as today's best crime fiction"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The black-eyed blonde : a Philip Marlowe novel / Benjamin Black.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
Description: 290 pages ; 25 cm
Series: Philip Marlowe novels ; 1
Series: Philip Marlowe novels ; . 1.
Subjects: Marlowe, Philip (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Missing persons -- Fiction.
Subjects: Social classes -- Fiction.
Subjects: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General.
Subjects: California -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2013026790
ISBN: 9780805098143 (hardback)
ISBN: 0805098143 (hardback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 6
Total Copies: 12
Call Number: M Black