'She had pewter-coloured hair set in a ruthless permanent, a hard beak and large moist eyes with the sympathetic expression of wet stones ...'Mrs Elizabeth Bright Murdock wanted to hire a reliable detective to find a rare coin she had lost. She knew who had stolen it but, as she told Philip Marlowe, she wanted to keep the information a purely family matter.
'Raymond Chandler has written that he intends to take the body out of the vicarage garden and give the murder back to those who are good at it. His books should be read and judged, not as escape literature, but as works of art' - W. H. Auden'Chandler was a very good writer ...
He had a very sharp eye for places, things, people, and the wisecracks that in their tone and timing are almost always perfect' - Julian Symons.
- Publication Date:
- 09 / 05 / 1989
- 111 x 178mm