"Chandler [writes] like a slumming angel and invest[s] the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence." —Ross MacDonald
"Raymond Chandler has given us a detective who is hard-boiled enough to be convincing . . . and that is no mean achievement." —The New York Times
When private detective Philip Marlowe's latest client, Orfamay Quest, hires him to find her missing brother for the paltry sum of twenty dollars,Marlowe discovers that it's far from a simple missing persons case. Not when it involves mobsters, blackmail, beautiful women . . . and murders.
Raymond Chandler's vintage Hollywood thriller The Little Sister was first published in 1949. Now Philip Marlowe comes to life in a first-ever, full-color graphic adapation of this classic noir detective story.
Raymond Chandler's first Philip Marlowe novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939. It was followed by Farewell, My Lovely; The High Window; The Lady in the Lake; The Little Sister; The Long Goodbye; and Playback. Chandler died in California in 1959.
Michael Lark, the illustrator for theis volume of The Little Sister, first gained notice for his "Airwaves" and "Taken Under" comic book series. His most recent collaboration has been with Dean Motter on Terminal City, a critically acclaimed limited series for DC's Vertigo Comics imprint.
|Publisher:||J.T. Colby & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.38(d)|
About the Author
Nobody but Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) could have created a private eye hero as cool as Philip Marlowe, but writers have been trying ever since the author's precedent-setting crime novels were published. Chandler wrote seven complete novels during his lifetime, with his first novel, The Big Sleep, debuting in 1939. Three of his novels are considered major literary works outside of the crime fiction genre: Farewell, My Lovely, The Little Sister, and The Long Goodbye. All but one of his novels were turned into movies, some several times.
Date of Birth:July 23, 1888
Date of Death:March 26, 1959
Place of Birth:Chicago Illinois
Place of Death:La Jolla, California
Education:Educated in England, France, and Germany