The High Window

The High Window

Book - 1992
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Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's third novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" ( Los Angeles Times ).

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.

"Raymond Chandler is a star of the first magnitude." Erle Stanley Gardner

"Raymond Chandler has given us a detective who is hard-boiled enough to be convincing . . . and that is no mean achievement." -- The New York Times
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1992
Edition: 1st Vintage crimeBlack Lizard ed
ISBN: 9780394758268
Branch Call Number: 813.52 C456h
Characteristics: 265 p. ; 21 cm


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voisjoe1 Oct 21, 2013

“The High Window,” the third novel by Raymond Chandler, seems much milder than his next novel, “Lady in the Lake,” as not quite so many people get knocked off and Marlowe is not yet quite as much a smart-as (aleck) as he would soon become. The novel is still quite convoluted, and those that would really like to follow the action closely might consider keeping a list of the characters as they keep piling up (with some being dead). I would say this was quite an enjoyable ride as it is just the second Chandler novel that I have read (I have seen 5 films based on Marlowe of which the best are “The Big Sleep,” “The Long Goodbye,” and “Murder My Sweet.”).


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