Farewell, My Lovely

By Raymond Chandler - Rating: 8/10

Another Philip Marlowe mystery featuring excellent hard-boiled prose. The story is filled with drug addicts, drinking, mobsters and crooked cops. The casual racism of the time is a bit jarring but, at some level, it is an integral part of the plot mechanics and the reasoning as to why certain cases aren’t being investigated. Just thinking about this book makes me want to keep whiskey in my desk drawer.

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