- Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf (June 2002)
- ISBN-10: 1400030188
- ISBN-13: 978-1400030187
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
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I think Raymond Chandler is the best writer that I've read in this genre.
The mountaintop setting for much of the story lends itself to some poetic prose from the sensitive tough-guy with an eye for beauty and an ear for simile.
It is so obvious that it is almost a tad insulting as a reader to have the plot device employed so early in the book.
Cops, detectives, and wild women and the saps who love them. So much fun to read! And then there's Philip Marlowe.Published 1 month ago by Wade and Lynn Buffington
The Lady in the Lake was the fourth and last of Raymond Chandler's early novels, all published in a four year (1939-43) burst of creativity before he headed off to Hollywood to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Buzalka
This is just classic noir lit. Chandler is the master and he keeps you turning pages until the very end. If you're looking for a pretty quick entertaining read, this is it.Published 2 months ago by Ryan Sepassi
1) Plot (3 stars) - A rich man's reckless wife goes missing, and private eye Philip Marlowe takes the case only to find out it's a lot more complex than originally thought. Read morePublished 2 months ago by One Guy's Opinion
Good plot twists and characters here along with the expected (and still funny) wise cracks from our hero. Chandler knew how to tell a story and here he does it again.Published 3 months ago by D. Campbell
Good old fashion detective story with some twist. Clean language making it a good rainy afternoon cd to listen. I recommend it to all who like good mysteries.Published 4 months ago by BB
If you like 30s crime novels, you'll love this. Constant twists and turns that Marlowe deals with in his special way. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mark S. Bridge Vmd
Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler
"She wore a steel gray business suit and under the jacket a dark blue shirt and a man's tie of lighter shade. Read more
Straying missing wives. Bodies where bodies shouldn't be. Cops with extracurricular activities. Sounds like another day in the life of Philip Marlowe, the private detective who... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michael Battaglia