My first Chandler book and first venture into noir crime fiction. Has to be up there with Spike Milligan for the best one-liners ever. Chandler writes so well you feel wet through from all the rain and your clothes reek from the cigarettes. Follow the adventures of tough guy private investigator Philip Marlowe as he deals with blackmail, gambling, pornography and murder. “Two coffees,” I said. “Black, strong and made this year.” Good fun!
My rating: ★★★★