Toby Stephens stars in this BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatization of Raymond Chandler's first Philip Marlowe mystery. This landmark dramatization retains all the suspense and excitement of Chandlers complex and compelling novel.
Fast talking, trouble seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the 40s and 50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amid the corruption he encounters daily. The Big Sleep finds the world-weary, wisecracking investigator consulted by a wealthy family man with two big problems: his children. Carmen Sternwood has gotten herself mixed up with a blackmailer, while Vivian has managed to mislay her husband, ex-bootlegger Rusty Regan. Old, ailing General Sternwood hires Marlowe to take care of things but it's not too long before the bodies start piling up, and Marlowe finds himself knee-deep in trouble.
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Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. But with Sternwood's two wild, devil-may-care daughters prowling LA's seedy backstreets, Marlowe's got his work cut out - and that's before he stumbles over the first corpse...Product Description:
When a case of blackmail involving a California millionaire leads to murder, the inimitable Philip Marlowe is stirred into action, in a facsimile first edition of the classic mystery.
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Book Description Ballantine Books, 1975. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Sixth. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0345245652
Book Description Ballantine Books, 1975. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0345245652
Book Description Ballantine Books. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0345245652 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0159360
Book Description Ballantine Books, 1975. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110345245652
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97803452456561.0