Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler

Featuring Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe

Private detective Philip Marlowe is investigating a dead-end case when he sees a felon, by the name of Moose Malloy, barging into a nightclub looking for his ex-girlfriend Velma Valento. The club has changed owners, so no one now there knows anything about her. Malloy ends up killing the manager and escaping. The case of the murder of the club manager is given to a detective named Nulty with a reputation for laziness and incompetence. Marlowe advises Nulty to look for Malloy's girlfriend but Nulty prefers to rely on finding Malloy based on his size and loud clothes. Marlowe decides to follow up and look for the girl.

Printing History
Written by Raymond Thornton Chandler (1888-1959)

Alfred A. Knopf

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 Helen Gilbert

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Farewell, My Lovely
Directed by Dick Richards
Robert Mitchum
Charlotte Rampling

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