This twisting, tumbling story starts with the introduction of the incomparable Philip Marlowe, and how he met the man whose mystery he’s solving – Moose Malloy. Moose is fresh out of jail and is hunting for his old girlfriend, Velma Valento. Marlowe stumbles into problem after problem, meeting a whole cast of shady characters hiding secrets and telling stories. The whole escapade comes full circle with dramatic conclusions, but only after he’s worked off a few concussions.
This is an unrelentingly funny and engaging detective novel that, if it’s your first time meeting him, will spark your love for Philip Marlowe.