Saturday, December 04, 2010

Book reivew: The Lady in the Lake

I decided to give a classic detective series a try. Philip Marlowe was a hard boiled detective created by Raymond Chandler. Raymond Chandler is considered a major force is the development of private detective stories. Most of his novels were turned into movies.

In The Lady in the Lady Philip is approached by a husband who is concerned about the disappearance of his wife. His wife has a shady side, which could hurt the man’s business reputation, so he doesn’t want to involve the police.

Philip Marlowe then takes a roller coaster ride through murder, intrigue, threats, crooked police and so on. There were a couple twists along the way, but they were honest twists, the author didn’t pull a rabbit out of the hat.

The story is a page turner. I stayed up until 12:30 to finish it.

If you enjoyed classic mysteries, then I think you’ll enjoy The Lady in the Lake.

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