The Black-Eyed Blonde

The Black-Eyed Blonde

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Raymond Chandler’s incomparable private eye is back, pulled by a seductive young heiress into the most difficult and dangerous case of his career

“It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolving. The telephone on my desk had the look of something that knows it’s being watched. Traffic trickled by in the street below, and there were a few pedestrians, too, men in hats going nowhere.”

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“The Black-Eyed Blonde” is all riffs and echoes and ultimately — to borrow another Chandlerism — as empty as a headwaiter’s smile.

Cancer sticks aside, “The Black-Eyed Blonde” could be passed off as a newly discovered Chandler manuscript found in some dusty La Jolla closet, leaving only linguistic detectives to ferret out the fraud.

Chandler aficionados will flock to THE BLACK-EYED BLONDE, as should anyone who ever enjoyed a private-eye novel, however peripherally.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (March 04, 2014)

Collection: Henry Holt and Co.

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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