The Lady in the Lake

The Lady in the Lake

eBook - 2014
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Tasked with tracking down the estranged wife of a high-profile client, Derace Kingsley, hard-boiled private investigator Philip Marlowe is soon pulled in over his head when he discovers the drowned body of a woman at a lake. When a local cop takes interest in the investigation, Marlowe needs to solve the increasingly complex puzzle quickly . . . not just to save his client's reputation, but his own neck as well. The Lady in the Lake is the fourth Philip Marlowe story by Raymond Chandler and one of the best-loved. Since it was first published in 1943, The Lady in the Lake has been adapted for film and radio. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
Publisher: [S.l.] : HarperCollins Canada, 2014
ISBN: 9781443417747
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Jun 17, 2018

A good pace and addictive. Read it in five days. There are a lot of characters and I had to read and re-read many passages to get things straight in my head.

voisjoe1 Oct 10, 2013

For the umpteenth time, I tried to watch the Robert Montgomery directed “The Lady in the Lake,” and started getting lost as Chandler piles on character after character, many which are never actually seen in the film. So I tried a new strategy with this film. I got the Chandler novel and experienced them side-by-side, reading 50 pages or so, then watching the film for those pages, and then advancing day-by-day another 50 pages. Both this novel and the film are excellent examples of the classic noir developed in these days by the best of the authors, this one being Chandler and the other great noir author, Dashiell Hammett. There was just so much great dialog, with a lot of people lying to each other about their experiences or motives. It’s fun experiencing the hard-boiled dialog, both in the book and in the film.

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