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Only to Sleep (inbunden)

Only to Sleep

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Wealthy dead American. Beautiful young widow. This case has PI Philip Marlowe's name written all over it. Is it enough to bring him back for one last adventure? The year is 1988. The place, Baja California. Private Investigator Philip Marlowe - now in his seventy-second year - has been living out his retirement in the terrace bar of the La Fonda hotel. Sipping margaritas, playing cards, his silver-tipped cane at the ready. When in saunter two men dressed like undertakers. With a case that has his name written all over it. At last Marlowe is back where he belongs. His mission is to investigate Donald Zinn - supposedly drowned off his yacht, leaving a much younger and now very rich wife. Marlowe's speciality. But is Zinn actually alive? Are the pair living off the spoils? Set between the border and badlands of Mexico and California, Lawrence Osborne's resurrection of the iconic Marlowe is an unforgettable addition to the Raymond Chandler canon. Discover the rest of the inimitable Philip Marlowe series - nine classic Chandler adventures, from The Big Sleep to The Long Goodbye, available now in paperback and ebook from Penguin Books.
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"A highly distinctive writer who quickly becomes addictive... I loved it" -- John Gray * New Statesman, **Books of the Year** * "Splendid" * Mail on Sunday * "A brilliant Raymond Chandler continuation novel with an ageing Philip Marlowe. Osborne and Chandler are a perfect match" -- William Boyd * Guardian * "It's a joy to see Philip Marlowe lured back for one last job by the gleefully unsentimental Lawrence Osborne... If you like noir, pour yourself something cool and enjoy one final dark night of the soul" -- Joseph Knox, author of Sirens "The decayed grandeur of the setting, the mystery of an alluring femme fatale, an old man's tussle with his conscience and his ageing body, and a healthy number of spectacular set-pieces work a subtle magic... both a convincing Marlowe and a seedily satisfying thriller" -- Andrew Holgate * Sunday Times * "This is the best Marlowe novel I have read apart from the master's own works... it's the only one I can imagine Chandler liking" -- Jake Kerridge * Daily Telegraph, **Books of the Year** * "Osborne succeeds brilliantly... captures the dreamlike quality of the original Marlowe novels" -- Bruce deSilva * Daily Mail * "Superb... Osborne's dialogue and description echo Chandler's wit and world-weariness with uncanny skill" -- Mark Sanderson * Evening Standard * "An exhilarating of our finest writers" -- Francesca Angelini * Sunday Times * "Lawrence Osborne, an accomplished writer of fiction and nonfiction, has been asked to imagine a new case for Philip Marlow and -- have a smell from the barrel, all you gunsels and able grables -- it crackles...brisk and disarming" -- Laura Lipman * New York Times Book Review * "The tone here is elegiac, the pace relaxed. If you've missed Marlowe, you'll find this a worthy addition to the canon" -- Barry Forshaw * Guardian * "Philip Marlowe is back in a seedily satisfying thriller on the US-Mexican border" * Sunday Times * "Osborne does a fine job in giving Marlowe a fresh assignment in this evocative, melancholy homage... Only to Sleep is more than a detective story. It is also a meditation on ageing and how, even in the autumn of a man's life, he still is driven to pit his skills and courage against dangerous adversaries" -- Adam LeBor * Financial Times * "Osborne's brilliant innovation is to show us Philip Marlowe as an old man in the late eighties, retired to Mexico. Marlowe's got one last job: looking for a man called Zinn" * Mail on Sunday * "A gripping, elegantly written crime story about age and decline... with its blend of mystery and humanity it's exactly the sort of novel [Raymond Chandler] would have been pleased to inspire" -- Tom Williams * Spectator * "Obviously a lover of Chandler's work, Osborne has written a novel of excellence, with a good, slightly chaotic plot (as, often, were Chandler's) and some wonderful atmosphere" -- Marcel Berlins * The Times * "The most enjoyable book I've read in a long time... I enjoyed it more than the original... it's Lawrence Osborne being just brilliant" -- Katie Law * Monocle Culture Show * "I'm lost in admiration for what Lawrence Osborne has done here... he's created a brilliant standalone novel... it's a wonderful book" -- John Mitchinson * Monocle Culture Show * "A new Philip Marlowe story based on Raymond Chandler's creation. Marlowe is the man I want to be, both the book character and as played by Humphrey Bogart on film. Here is Marlowe at 72... which just happens to be my age" -- Terry Deary * Daily Mail * "A valedictory investigation, complete with sinister bad guys and a memorable femme fatale" -- John Williams * Mail on Sunday *

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Lawrence Osborne was born in England but has travelled and lived all over the world. He is the author of the critically acclaimed novels The Forgiven, The Ballad of a Small Player, Hunters in the Dark and Beautiful Animals. In 2017, he joined Robert B. Parker and John Banville and in being asked by the Raymond Chandler Estate to write a new Philip Marlowe novel. Only to Sleep also draws on his time living and working as a reporter on the Mexican border in 1990. His non-fiction includes travelogues and essay collections as well as the drinking odyssey The Wet and the Dry. He currently lives in Bangkok.