Chandler, Raymond

A twentieth-century American writer known for his hard-boiled mysteries featuring private detective Philip Marlowe, whose adventures chronicle the seamy underside of southern California. Many of his works, including The Big Sleep and Farewell, My Lovely have been adapted for films.

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