'I know it sounds corny, but I could drill you and get away with it.'
'Okay,' I said thickly. 'For fifty bucks a day I don't get shot. That costs seventy-five.'
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 . . .
Playback is Raymond Chandler's 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
'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
Discover the newest addition to the inimitable Philip Marlowe series - Only to Sleep by Lawrence Osborne - out 6 September 2018 in hardback and ebook from Hogarth.
Playback Paperback edition by Raymond Chandler
- Raymond Chandler
- Introduction by
- Kathy Reichs
- Phillip Marlowe
- Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication date
- Mar 31, 2011
- Product dimensions
- 129 x 200 x 13mm