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Mystery & Suspense • 1.5 hrs. • Audio Theater • © 1942

Sure, it sounded easy. Find a stolen coin and return it to its rightful owner. But soon the case gets complicated, dead bodies start stacking up, and the life of a good girl wronged long ago hangs in the balance. In this full-cast dramatization of Chandler's third novel, BBC Radio 4 harkens back to the acting styles, orchestration, and gritty feel of 1940s radio to take on one of the most American of all icons--Philip Marlowe, private eye. English actor Toby Stephens (THE GREAT GATSBY) unfurls his best hard-boiled L.A. accent, and the ageless Judy Parfitt is exceptional as his tough, eccentric client, Elizabeth Bright Murdock. This understated production digs deep and finds the small human details that have made Marlowe such a compelling character for more than 75 years. B.P. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2013]

Trade Ed. • AudioGO • 2012

CD ISBN 978-1408427668 $24.95 • Two CDs

DD ISBN $12.95


Library Ed. • AudioGO • 2012

CD ISBN 978-0-7927-8917-8 $29.95 • Two CDs

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