Poodle Springs

Poodle Springs

Book - 2010
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When Raymond Chandler died in 1959, he left behind the first four chapters of a new Philip Marlowe thriller. Now three decades later, Robert B. Parker , the bestselling creator of the Spenser detective novels, has completed Poodle Springs in a full-length masterpiece of criminal passion.

"More than just an impressive homage, this is a first-rate detective novel with all of the suspense, action, and human drama that we have come to expect from the best."--Playboy

Philip Marlowe is alive and well and living in Poodle Springs, California. He's married to a wealthy heiress now. But living in the lap of luxury hasn't made a dent in Marlowe's cynicism--or his talent for attracting trouble. Soon he's on a trail of greed, lust, and murder as dark and cunning as any he's ever seen. Philip Marlowe is back in business.

" Raymond Chandler fans, throw away your dog-eared copies of The Big Sleep...Philip Marlowe has returned!"--Milwaukee Journal

Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9780425239346
Branch Call Number: CHA
Characteristics: 292 p.
Additional Contributors: Parker, Robert B. 1932-2010.


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Dec 12, 2016

The first 4 chapters are late Chandler, so not his best work.

The bulk of the novel is Spenser goes to late 50's California.

Readable, sometimes fun ("she's not playing with all of the dots on her dice"), not great.

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