In this second Philip Marlowe novel, the detective is more fleshed-out and well-drawn. Chandler expanded Marlowe's trademark irreverence and wise-guy remakrs, and in "Farewell, My Lovely" Marlowe is more well-intentioned. Taking on the case of Moose Malloy, wrongly imprisoned for robbery, Marlowe must also find Malloy's love Velma, who disappeared when Malloy was imprisoned eight years before. Also Marlowe must come to terms with his feelings for Anne Riordan, who is assisting him with the case.

Farewel My Lovely V138 1976, Vintage Books USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780394721385

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