Philip Marlowe #2: Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler (Vintage V-138 – 1976)

One of Chandler’s most famous novels, this finds detective Philip Marlowe, trying to solve a murder he has stumbled on, involved with the California gambling scene and three potentially dangerous women. Chandler’s second Philip Marlowe novel, originally published in 1940. … Continue reading

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett (Vintage V-772 – 1972)

Hammett’s Classic novel which introduced the world to detective Sam Spade when it originally appeared in Black Mask magazine. Title: The Maltese Falcon Author: Dashiell Hammett Imprint & Number: Vintage V-772 Cover price: 1.95 Publication date: 1972 Cover artist: photo … Continue reading

The Dain Curse by Dashiell Hammett (Vintage V-624 – 1978)

Everything about the Leggett diamond heist indicated to the Continental Op that it was an inside job. From the stray diamond found in the yard to the eyewitness accounts of a “strange man” casing the house, everything was just too … Continue reading