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She Tried To Sit In My Lap While I Was Standing Up

SUMMARY When a dying millionaire hires Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and murder are just a few of the complications he gets caught up in. REVIEW  “The entrance door was set far back in the middle … Continue reading

Living In Two Worlds

“Excel stood up. ‘A question before you go.’ ‘Sir?’ ‘Did a friend tell you to push Sanderline Johnson out the window?’ ‘No, sir. But aren’t you glad he jumped?’” Carhop’s, mutilated dogs, bagmen, incestuous behaviours, kickbacks, police informants, shakedowns, strikebreakers, incessant strong-arming… This is the world where Lieutenant David D. Klein is held, and in … Continue reading

From a Life of Golden Gloves to Steel Handcuffs to Leather Boots;This is the Land of Opportunity

“I know. I remember the time I had three spine taps in one month, and the time I had the electric-jolt treatment and the insulin-shock routine. There wasn’t anything wrong with the treatment, you know. It wasn’t the treatment’s fault that I couldn’t focus my eyes or stand up or remember my own name. That … Continue reading

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