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The Black-Eyed Blonde. A Philip Marlowe Novel by Benjamin Black

The Black-Eyed Blonde. A Philip Marlowe Novel

by Benjamin Black

Publication: Mining Journal, 1881, N P

First edition. Limited edition of 100 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in quarter leather and marbled boards in transparent dust jacket. "The Black-Eyed Blonde, a new novel featuring Philip Marlowe—yes, that Philip Marlowe. Channeling Raymond Chandler, Benjamin Black has brought Marlowe back to life for a new adventure on the mean streets of Bay City, California. It is the early 1950's, Marlowe is as restless and lonely as ever, and business is a little slow. Then a new client is shown in: young, beautiful, and expensively dressed, she wants Marlowe to find her former lover, a man named Nico Peterson. Marlowe sets off on his search, but almost immediately discovers that Peterson’s disappearance is merely the first in a series of bewildering events. Soon he is tangling with one of Bay City’s richest families and developing a singular appreciation for how far they will go to protect their fortune."

Inventory Number: 36000

$150.00