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The High Window (Philip Marlowe, #3) For those of you who haven t yet read Chandler and I won t question why I m here to tell you, the man can write You read him for the words, for the atmosphere, not for plot The High Window itself has nothing special to recommend it it s another instalment, one of many roughly equally as good First time around The Lady in the Lake was my favourite my wife, who read them all this year, liked The Long Goodbye But it s the one I re read last week cos it s tight, short, cuts to the punch For those of you who haven t yet read Chandler and I won t question why I m here to tell you, the man can write You read him for the words, for the atmosphere, not for plot The High Window itself has nothing special to recommend it it s another instalment, one of many roughly equally as good First time around The Lady in the Lake was my favourite my wife, who read them all this year, liked The Long Goodbye But it s the one I re read last week cos it s tight, short, cuts to the punch so it ll do.The Belfont Building was eight stories of nothing in particular that had got itself pinched off between a large green and chromium cut rate suit emporium and a three storey and basement garage that made a noise like lion cages at feeding time The small dark narrow lobby was as dirty as a chicken yard The building directory had a lot of vacant space on it There were two open grille elevators but only one seemed to be running and that not busy An old man sat inside it slack jawed and watery eye Whenever I review one of Raymond Chandler s Philip Marlowe novels I feel like I should be doing it with a half bottle of rye on the desk next to the cigarette burning in an ashtray with my fedora pushed back on my head But I quit smoking years ago, and I don t bounce back from hangovers quite the way I used to so I try not to chug whiskey from the bottle these days unless it s a dire emergency Maybe I can still get the hat.Marlowe gets hired by a ball A Wealthy Pasadena Widow With A Mean Streak, A Missing Daughter In Law With A Past, And A Gold Coin Worth A Small Fortune The Elements Don T Quite Add Up Until Marlowe Discovers Evidence Of Murder, Rape, Blackmail, And The Worst Kind Of Human Exploitation Raymond Chandler Is A Star Of The First Magnitude Erle Stanley Gardner Raymond Chandler Has Given Us A Detective Who Is Hard Boiled Enough To Be Convincing And That Is No Mean Achievement The New York Times In this worthy companion to The Big Sleep and Farewell My Lovely Marlowe tracks a rare colonial coin called The Brasher Doubloon, finds a corpse, clears an innocent suspect, and ever the knight in tarnished armor rescues a damsel in distress This novel features a handful of well drawn stock characters an iron dowager and her ent A wealthy widow asked Philip Marlowe to investigate a disappearance of a rare coin from her late husband collection this disappearance coincidentally happened at the same time as that of her daughter in law There was no love lost between the two, so Marlowe s client hopes the PI will be able to dig up enough dirt on her son s wife to get a solid ground for a divorce This seems to be a simple case and Marlowe was able to find the location of both lost coin and escaped person fairly soon, but h A wealthy widow asked Philip Marlowe to investigate a disappearance of a rare coin from her late husband collection this disappearance coincidentally happened at the same time as that of her daughter in law There was no love lost between the two, so Marlowe s client hopes the PI will be able to dig up enough dirt on her son s wife to get a solid ground for a divorce This seems to be a simple case and Marlowe was able to find the location of both lost coin and escaped person fairly soon, but he found himself being shadowed by an unknown person practically from the beginning, and then he started stumbling upon dead bodies I do not have much to say about the book other than what I have already said b Philip Marlowe is hired to find the Brasher doubloon, a valuable gold coin stolen from its owner Marlowe trails the owner s daughter in law, thinking she stole the coin Marlowe s path leads him into a web of murder and blackmail Will Marlowe be able to find who stole the doubloon without winding up on the pile of corpses left in its wake As I continuously mention, noir fiction of this type agrees with me like a bottle of Mad Dog does a homeless man The High Window, Raymond Chandler s third P Philip Marlowe is hired to find the Brasher doubloon, a valuable gold coin stolen from its owner Marlowe trails the owner s daughter in law, thinking she stole the coin Marlowe s path leads him into a web of murder and blackmail Will Marlowe be able to find who stole the doubloon without winding up on the pile of corpses left in its wake As I continuously mention, noir fiction of this type agrees with me like a bottle of Mad Dog does a homeless man The High Window, Raymond Chandler s third Philip Marlowe book, is no exception.A wise man once said No one reads Raymond Chandler for the plot I agree with whomever that wizzened old sage was Chandler never met a plot he couldn t overly complicate but The High Window is one of hiscoherent ones The s The High Window is another excellent novel featuring Raymond Chandler s hard boiled L.A detective, Philip Marlowe, although to my mind it s not quite on a par with Chandler s masterpieces, The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye.The case opens when a wealthy, twice widowed Pasadena woman named Elizabeth Bright Murdock hires Marlowe to discreetly recover a valuable coin that has been stolen from her first s husband s collection The client insists that her daughter in law, whom she hates, has taken t The High Window is another excellent novel featuring Raymond Chandler s hard boiled L.A detective, Philip Marlowe, although to my mind it s not quite on a par with Chandler s masterpieces, The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye.The case opens when a wealthy, twice widowed Pasadena woman named Elizabeth Bright Murdock hires Marlowe to discreetly recover a valuable coin that has been stolen from her first s husband s collection The client insists that her daughter in law, whom she hates, has taken the coin although she has no proof The daughter in law has either left or been driven from the home Mrs Murdock wants Marlowe to quietly find the woman and get the coin back The police are most certainly not to be involved.All in all, this is a pretty strange household that also includes Mrs Murdock s wimpy son and a severely repressed young secretary whom the widow treats like a doormat Marlowe takes the case, although he pretty much k All right Get on with it I have a feeling you are going to be very brilliant Remorseless, flow of logic and intuition and all that rot Just like a detective in a book I really like Philip Marlowe, I ve decided I want to look after him He s actually a stand up guy In this book I really preferred the simpler plot not that Chandler s plots are ever terribly complicated Has this one been made into a movie As with all of this series, they all seem very cinematic to me, like half remember All right Get on with it I have a feeling you are going to be very brilliant Remorseless, flow of logic and intuition and all that rot Just like a detective in a book I really like Philip Marlowe, I ve decided I want to look after him He s actually a stand up guy In this book I really preferred the simpler plot not that Chandler s plots are ever Now our friend Philip Marlowe, a private dick in Los Angeles during the 1940 s , is a nice guymost of the time, he wouldn t murder anyone who didn t need it, maybe not real accurate, but in this novel he does let two killers escape justicethe victims were worst than the perpetrators An opinion I m sure the readers will concur In Pasadena, a small, quiet, wealthy city outside L.A lives in one of those mansions that some people envy, other hate a certain Mrs Elizabeth Bright Murdock, t Now our friend Philip Marlowe, a private dick in Los Angeles during the 1940 s , is a nice guymost of the time, he wouldn t murder anyone who didn t need it, maybe not real She saw the cut glass decanter, took the stopper out, poured herself a drink and tossed it down with a quick flip of the wrist You re a man named Marlowe she asked, looking at me She put her hips against the end of the desk and crossed her ankles.I said I was a man named Marlowe By and large, she said, I am quite sure I am not going to like you one damn little bit So speak your piece and drift away It s a hard boiled worl


About the Author: Raymond Chandler

Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter.In 1932, at age forty four, Raymond Chandler decided to become a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Depression His first short story, Blackmailers Don t Shoot , was published in 1933 in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine His first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939 In Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter.In 1932, at age forty four, Raymond Chandler decided to become a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Depression His first short story, Blackmailers Don t Shoot , was published in 1933 in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine His first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939 In addition to his short stories, Chandler published just seven full novels during his lifetime though an eighth in progress at his death was completed by Robert B Parker All but Playback have been realized into motion pictures, some several times In the year before he died, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America He died on March 26, 1959, in La Jolla, California.Chandler had an immense stylistic influence on American popular literature, and is considered by many to be a founder, along with Dashiell Hammett, James M Cain and other Black Mask writers, of the hard boiled school of detective fiction Chandler s Philip Marlowe, along with Hammett s Sam Spade, are considered by some to be synonymous with private detective, both having been played on screen by Humphrey Bogart, whom many considered to be the quintessential Marlowe.Some of Chandler s novels are considered to be important literary works, and three are often considered to be masterpieces Farewell, My Lovely 1940 , The Little Sister 1949 , and The Long Goodbye 1953 The Long Goodbye is praised within an anthology of American crime stories as arguably the first book since Hammett s The Glass Key, publishedthan twenty years earlier, to qualify as a serious and significant mainstream novel that just happened to possess elements of mystery


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