"Philip Marlowe is the private detective in the books Chandler had written in that era. The ability to write, take the reader to the time frame, prosaic statements, visualize the scenes is top rate, but if you are looking for something with a mode..."
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"A lot of what most of us know about China is either incorrect or outdated. This book takes a ground-level view by somebody who speaks the language, has friends there, and had lived there for twenty years. Not stated explicitly as I have, but sho..."