It's Los Angeles in the 1930s. Someone has been blackmailing ailing oil magnate General Sternwood, so he calls in 33-year-old private investigator Philip Marlowe to find out who it is and how serious a matter it might be. In short order, Marlowe meets the General's daughters -- wild teenager Carmen, and inveterate gambler Mrs. Regan, whose husband has gone missing for several weeks -- both beautiful and both trouble. Soon, the Sternwood's young chauffeur turns up fatally shot, and the trail leads through a bookstore that deals in fancy, locally-produced pornography and the nightclub of smooth tough guy Eddie Mars.
The review of this Book prepared by David Loftus
Private eye Phillip Marlowe is called upon by wealthy General Sternwood to quash the blackmail of the general's daughter. Marlowe also winds up looking for the missing husband of the general's other daughter. In the process, Marlowe must save both daughters.
The review of this Book prepared by Eddie Mars
This is one of the key works of noir crime detective fiction. Set in LA in the 30's, it approaches perfection in its detailed presentation of the seedy underlife of the rich and famous.
The review of this Book prepared by Kelly Whiting