A wealthy Pasadena widow with a mean streak, a missing daughter-in-law with a past, and a gold coin worth a small fortune - the elements don't quite add up until Marlowe discovers evidence of murder, rape, blackmail, and the worst kind of human exploitation.
Best-known as the creator of the original private eye, Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and died in 1959. Many of his books have been adapted for the screen, and he is widely regarded as one of the very greatest writers of detective fiction. Ray Porter has garnered two Audie Award nominations and a multitude of enthusiastic reviews for his sparkling narration of audiobooks. In addition, he has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including Frasier, ER, Will & Grace, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Almost Famous. A fifteen-year veteran of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.
'Anything Chandler writes about grips the mind from the first
sentence.' -- The Daily Telegraph
'One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards others still try to attain.' -- The Sunday Times
'Chandler is an original stylist, creator of a character as immortal as Sherlock Holmes.' -- Anthony Burgess