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A first UK edition trade paperback (large format: 152mm x 230mm) edition with a full 1 to 9 number sequence indicating a first printing. Mantle is an imprint of Pan Macmillan. Some light tanning to pages and the covers are showing some slight signs of storage wear.
A Philip Marlowe novel.
SYNOPSIS: “Maybe it was time I forgot about Nico Peterson, and his sister, and the Cahuilla Club, and Clare Cavendish. Clare? The rest would be easy to put out of my mind, but not the black-eyed blonde…
It is the early 1950s. In Los Angeles, private detective Philip Marlowe is as restless and lonely as ever, and business is a little slow. Then a new client arrives: young, beautiful, and expensively dressed, Clare Cavendish wants Marlowe to find her former lover, a man named Nico Peterson.
Soon Marlowe will find himself not only under the spell of the black-eyed blonde; but tangling with one of Bay City’s richest families – and developing a singular appreciation for how far they will go to protect their fortune…”
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