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FAREWELL, MY LOVELY by Raymond Chandler Kirkus Star


by Raymond Chandler

Pub Date: Oct. 7th, 1940
ISBN: 0394758277
Publisher: Knopf

Young tornado of a tale in which Philip Marlowe, private detective, witnesses the killing of a bartender, in a Negro joint, and then of a client, who seems to be fingerman for a gang of jip artists and dope peddlers. Marlowe takes a tall amount of assault and battery as he defies the police and prowls on his own, with the help of a redhead. He follows the trail which leads from a bar to a seductive blonde to a spurious occulist to a graft-ridden California police set-up. High pressure, smart stuff -- argot after the Remingway pattern -- tough modern school. 'Ware.