"Raymond Chandler is a master." --The New York Times
ì[Chandler] wrote as if pain hurt and life mattered.î --The New Yorker
ìChandler seems to have created the culminating American hero: wised up, hopeful, thoughtful, adventurous, sentimental, cynical and rebellious.î --Robert B. Parker, The New York Times Book Review
ìPhilip Marlowe remains the quintessential urban private eye.î --Los Angeles TimesA couple of missing wivesóone a rich man's and one a poor man'sóbecome the objects of Marlowe's investigation. One of them may have gotten a Mexican divorce and married a gigolo and the other may be dead. Marlowe's not sure he cares about either one, but he's not paid to care.