The Lady in the Lake (2020)

The Lady in the Lake Raymond Chandler Jonathan Kellerman The Lady in the Lake The Lady in the Lake is a classic detective novel by the master of hard boiled crime available as a Penguin Essential for the first time Derace Kingsley s wife ran away to Mexico to get a quickie div
  • Title: The Lady in the Lake
  • Author: Raymond Chandler Jonathan Kellerman
  • ISBN: 9780241978931
  • Page: 201
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The Lady in the Lake Raymond Chandler Jonathan Kellerman The Lady in the Lake is a classic detective novel by the master of hard boiled crime, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time.Derace Kingsley s wife ran away to Mexico to get a quickie divorce and marry a Casanova wannabe named Chris Lavery Or so the note she left her husband insisted Trouble is, when Philip Marlowe asks Lavery about it he denies everything aThe Lady in the Lake is a classic detective novel by the master of hard boiled crime, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time.Derace Kingsley s wife ran away to Mexico to get a quickie divorce and marry a Casanova wannabe named Chris Lavery Or so the note she left her husband insisted Trouble is, when Philip Marlowe asks Lavery about it he denies everything and sends the private investigator packing with a flea lodged firmly in his ear But when Marlowe next encounters Lavery, he s denying nothing on account of the two bullet holes in his heart Now Marlowe s on the trail of a killer, who leads him out of smoggy LA all the way to a murky mountain lake Anything Chandler writes about grips the mind from the first sentence Daily Telegraph One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards others still try to attain Sunday Times Chandler is an original stylist, creator of a character as immortal as Sherlock Holmes Anthony Burgess
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  1. Paul Bryant

    Raindrops on strippers and crisp apple gunshotsBright copper floozies and warm woolly whatnots, Muscular gentlemen tied up with stringsThese are a few of my favorite thingsGirls in bikinis with breathtaking lipstickSlayed belles on gurneys as fast talking dicks quipSilverwhite cocaine and fabulous blingThese are a few of my favourite thingFinding those corpses with wide ugly gashesAnd no nose at all and not many eyelashesAnd Chandler and Marlowe and slightly left wingsThese are a few of my favou [...]

  2. David Gustafson

    I have decided to take a break from my usual obsession with history to take a deep plunge into several of the classic noir detective novels by Raymond Chandler, James M Cain and Dashiell Hammett A few of these will be re reads Why noir America is even divided between two fanatical ideologies so I guess the noir genre suits my cynical nature as an outcast, literary hermit who despises the hypocritical dishonesty and corruption of both political franchises as well as the obedient myrmidons in the [...]

  3. Dan Schwent

    A rich man hires Phillip Marlowe to find his wife The trail leads to a resort town and another dead woman Where is Crystal Kingsley And who killed Muriel Chess And what did Chris Lavery or Dr Al have to do with it The Lady in the Lake is a tale of lies, double crosses, cheating woman, murder, and a shop soiled Galahad named Phillip Marlowe caught in the middle of it Chander and Marlowe set the standards for slick talking detectives for generations to come and Marlowe is in fine form in this outi [...]

  4. William

    5 Stars The very best Marlowe of all Great pacing, wonderful progression of events and clues, just enough snappy dialogue, delicious detective as philosopher quotations, genuine tension and suspense, a sprinkling of red herrings This is the whole enchilada Awesome I brushed my hair and looked at the grey in it There was getting to be plenty of grey in it The face under the hair had a sick look I didn t like the face at all I went back to the desk I sat very still and listened to the evening grow [...]

  5. Luís C.

    The Chandler mechanics is well oiled a rich client calls on Marlowe s services and the detective becomes aware from the start of the investigation that he has set foot in a nest of vipers He s going to have to deal with corrupt policemen and determined gangsters And he s going to get his head full, once again And he s going to get his head full, once again But our private has tough skin and is determined to unravel the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Crystal, the wife of Derace Kingsley [...]

  6. Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Lady in the Lake Philip Marlowe, 4 , Raymond Chandler The Lady in the Lake is a 1943 detective novel by Raymond Chandler featuring, as do all his major works, the Los Angeles private investigator Philip Marlowe Notable for its removal of Marlowe from his usual Los Angeles environs for much of the book, the novel s complicated plot initially deals with the case of a missing woman in a small mountain town some 80 miles 130 km from the city The book was written shortly after the attack on Pearl [...]

  7. Paul

    Arthur The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering silmite held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur THAT is why I am your king Dennis Listen, strange women lyin in ponds distributin swords is no basis for a system of government Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony The fact that I can t resist a Monty Python quote aside, the titular lad [...]

  8. Evgeny

    A rich man asked Philip Marlowe to find his missing wife who presumably ran away to Mexico to get a divorce, but disappeared since then The search quickly led the private detective to a dead body of another woman with seemingly no connection to the first one, except for them being neighbors The number of dead bodies rapidly increases as Marlowe tries to get to the bottom of a very complicated mystery while dodging cold blooded killers, corrupted cops the level of corruption in Bay City seems to [...]

  9. Brandon

    Police business, he said almost gently, is a hell of a problem It s a good deal like politics It asks for the highest type of men, and there s nothing in it to attract the highest type of men So we have to work with what we get and we get things like this A man s wife is missing and Philip Marlowe is hired to find her When his search leads him to the discovery of a different dead woman, the self proclaimed Murder A Day Marlowe has questions and by God, people are going to answer them.I don t rea [...]

  10. Tfitoby

    Marlowe but not as I remember him.I generally love Chandler s style and specifically love Marlowe as a wise cracking hard boiled PI but for me there was something not up to speed with this book.Aside from the fact that I knew exactly how the narrative would play out thanks to the mighty obvious use of the genre staple of portraits and doubles meaning every incident in between felt like a lazy attempt at placing red herrings there was so little in the way of great dialogue and internal monologue [...]

  11. Darwin8u

    I should probably slow down on calling Raymond Chander a god Novelists who write so damn well and there are few of those must sometimes tire of both hyperbole and the undersell too Look This isn t my favorite Chandler or my favorite Marlowe, and the Great and Glorious Chandler doesn t deviate too far from his script Rich, difficult clients wise cracking PI dame cops drinks California dead bodies Marlowe close to the line Marlowe over the line Marlowe wraps it all up and still fills like crap abo [...]

  12. Sandra

    Come l immagine di copertina ed il titolo del libro fanno capire, cerchez la femme , o meglio les femmes , perch la trama gira intorno a due donne scomparse, ambedue donne fatali, mangiatrici di uomini, alla ricerca del pollo ricco da spennare senza disdegnare amanti poveri ma belli Marlowe investiga a modo suo, con la sua Chrysler si aggira tra Bay City, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, con l ironia che lo contraddistingue Chandler accompagna il lettore lungo le strade della California, tra polizio [...]

  13. Mish

    I came to reading this book because I needed something to read for my Literary Exploration challenge, Hardboiled genre Never having read this type of genre before, I had refer to my bookish friend, Michael Kitto, for help He recommended The Lady in the Lake as an introduction too the well known and respected Private Investigator, Philip Marlowe, and to this genre I can see from several reviews that this was a very popular choice for first timers like me In this book Marlowe was employed by a wea [...]

  14. Brenda

    Private Investigator Philip Marlowe was hired by Derace Kingsley to find his missing wife, Crystal she had been missing for a month after contacting him from their cabin via telegram to say she was going to divorce him and marry Chris Lavery Kingsley was concerned enough to want her found Marlowe started his investigation not realizing how deeply he would become involved, how many webs would wind their way throughout quite a number of lives.With a little help from a country sheriff by the name o [...]

  15. Steffan

    I ve read this book now three times in as many months More times in as many years The first time I read it, years ago, I was nineteen Much older now, I had to come back with a different perspective and try to see what Raymond Chandler was really up to Entertaining the reader wasn t the point Sending Marlowe into another violent beat down, like some of the other books, wasn t the point Chasing down the mystery man, or woman, wasn t the point either.I can say this Raymond Chandler, for those payin [...]

  16. João Barradas

    Quando pensamos em romance policial noir, as imagens que surgem na nossa mente apresentam um tom escuro, num ambiente esfumado, sem grande defini o do certo e do errado como se algum pio brotasse das suas p ginas e nos embargasse o esp rito.Omitindo a express o funesta e proibida de investiga o de casos de div rcio , a trama centra se num conjunto de casos de homic dio, perpetrados de forma sobejamente encadeada, com um ponto em comum a associa o a femmes fatalles, que quais devoradoras do pomo [...]

  17. Maria João Fernandes

    Chandler escreve como se a dor doesse e a vida importasse A Dama do Lago conta nos mais uma hist ria com Philip Marlowe Tudo come a quando o detetive privado contratado para encontrar uma pessoa desaparecida Contudo, o que come a por parecer um caso como muitos outros, revela se numa s rie de crimes relacionados entre si.Os crimes descritos neste livro s o cometidos pelo mesmo tipo de pessoas que os comentem na vida real O enredo surrealmente real os criminosos usam armas A verdade que a forma m [...]

  18. Nancy Oakes

    Cutting right to the chase, the fourth novel in Chandler s Marlowe series begins with a missing wife Degrace Kingsley, a businessman in the perfume business, hires Marlowe to find his wife Crystal Although they d been washed up for years, Kingsley needs Marlowe to find her to make sure she hasn t done anything scandalous to reflect back on him The last time he knew Crystal s actual whereabouts was a month earlier, when she was staying at their cabin up at at Little Fawn Lake at Puma Point Marlow [...]

  19. Roxana-Mălina Chirilă

    First of all, disclaimer I ve read this in Romanian, not English, and the translated prose flows like the River Ankh in Discworld hint it doesn t So I missed a lot of the fun everybody else seemed to be having.Anyway, let s talk about the plot.If there s one thing I hate in a mystery novel is to be able to tell early on what happened with the murder and all that which is what happened here I m not sure it s Chandler s fault or if I can recognize hints when I see them, but everything clicked for [...]

  20. Ellen

    The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler.I picked up this CD at my public library not realizing it was a drama play with a cast of characters actors It was fabulouslove every moment This was Philip Marlowe at his best and Raymond Chandler as the author sat his zenith I can t recommend it highly enough and try to get the play drama It s excellent, not a boring moment in the play.

  21. Daren

    Another case for Marlowe A runaway wife, a telegram to the wealthy husband Kingsley, saying Am crossing to get Mexican divorce stop Will marry Chris stop Good luck and goodbye crystal The man doesn t really want her back, just wants to know where she is to ensure there is no scandal that will rub off on him At the cabin in the mountains, Marlowe s investigation leads him Kingsley s alcoholic caretaker His wife has disappeared too Too much of a coincidence Maybe.This is a somewhat convoluted stor [...]

  22. Ana Dumitrache

    C nd am auzit de Raymond Chandler, am devenit imediat ner bd toare s il descop r, pentru c romanele poli iste sunt sl biciunea mea Am tot ncercat i al i autori, dar parc niciunul nu s a mai ridicat la nivelul a tept rilor mele Dup zeci de c r i de ale Camillei L ckberg i Agatha Christie El ns m a cucerit i l adaug topului Mi a pl cut tot la romanul acesta De la titlu foarte sugestiv, la intrig , la personaje i p n la final A fost construit foarte bine, nu nc rcat cu detalii, simplu i frumos Mult [...]

  23. Erik

    The Lady in the Lake is my least favorite of the Raymond Chandler s I ve read behind The Long Goodbye Farewell, my Lovely and The Big Sleep but that s a bit like saying, This is the fourth largest lump of gold I ve found in the river It s still gold, and it s still something you dredged up from a river Not exactly a wedding band, but not a dirt pie either.Despite what some other reviewers on here will suggest too many Literature classes in college, I would suspect , Raymond Chandler was not writ [...]

  24. Michael

    The Lady in the Lake is the tale of Private Detective Marlowe, who is hired to find a missing woman by her husband Marlowe finds a woman dead in the lake of this couples cabin getaway, but it isn t the same woman, it is the wife of the caretaker With all his great detective skills, humor and wit Marlowe attempts to uncover this mystery, with some interesting results I do have to admit, I ve got a special place in my heart for all things written by Raymond Chandler especially the Philip Marlowe s [...]

  25. Timothy

    I d never read Raymond Chandler I always heard his name in comparison to Murakami, so I ve been interested in reading one of his books for as long as I ve been a Murakami fan.This was so much fun to read mostly because Chandler s detective is witty and smart He notices the small things and describes things in ways most people would never think of Read the first chapter and decide for yourself This book has a good, if not confusing, murder mystery, but Chandler keeps it moving with the right mix [...]

  26. Carla Remy

    Wonderful This was my third time reading The Lady in the Lake I find it engaging and effective, than some of the other Philip Marlowe books even The mystery seems convoluted then simple and it gets me every time though it s fairly easy to guess, I suppose I never try to guess the solution, and memory is funny the way I ll remember so much of the story but not the end.

  27. AC

    Good, solid Chandler Maturity of craft, but not quite as taut as High Window, and a large piece of the puzzle was obvious almost from the outset Still, excellent book The characterization is particularly rich and well done.

  28. Lee (Rocky)

    I think this is the best of the 4 Phillip Marlowe books that I ve read so far The big twist was something I had sort of considered early on before discarding the idea and forgetting about it Plenty of intrigue in this one.

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