The Black-Eyed Blonde

A Philip Marlowe Novel

Philip Marlowe Series

Benjamin Black; Read by Dennis Boutsikaris

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Raymond Chandler’s incomparable private eye is back, pulled by a seductive young heiress into the most difficult and dangerous case of his career

“It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolving. The telephone on my desk had the look of something that knows it’s being watched. Traffic trickled by in the street below, and there were a few pedestrians, too, men in hats going nowhere.”

So begins 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 1950s, 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.

Only Benjamin Black, a modern master of the genre, could write a new Philip Marlowe novel that has all the panache and charm of the originals while delivering a story that is as sharp and fresh as today’s best crime fiction.

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Benjamin Black (John Banville) discusses 'The Black-Eyed Blonde' on PBS Newshour.

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Benjamin Black; Read by Dennis Boutsikaris

Benjamin Black is the pen name of the Man Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville. The author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed series of Quirke novels—including Christine Falls, Vengeance, and Holy Orders—he lives in Dublin.

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The Black-Eyed Blonde
A Philip Marlowe Novel
Benjamin Black; Read by Dennis Boutsikaris

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
March 2014
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427233363
ISBN10: 1427233365
Audio Run Time: 8:00
$39.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
March 2014
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427233370
ISBN10: 1427233373
$23.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co.
March 2014
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805098143
ISBN10: 0805098143
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$27.00

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Henry Holt and Co.
March 2014
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9780805098150
ISBN10: 0805098151
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$12.99
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