'I need a man good-looking enough to pick up a dame who has a sense of
class, but he's got to be tough enough to swap punches with a power
shovel.' In the first of the four cases in Trouble Is My Business, LA PI
Philip Marlowe is offered a job that leaves a bad taste in the mouth:
smearing a girl who's 'got her hooks into a rich man's pup'. Before too
long Marlowe's up to his neck in corpses and cops and he's taken pity on
the girl. There's nothing like making trouble of your business . . . The
four novellas collected here are quintessential Raymond Chandler: slick,
crystal-clear writing that pins the reader to their seat and won't let go
until the last page is turned. 'One of the greatest crime writers, who set
the standards others still try to attain.' Sunday Times 'Chandler wrote
like a slumming a ngel and invested the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles
with a romantic presence.' Ross Macdonald

Raymond Chandler, Karin Slaughter—Trouble Is My Business

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