The High Window is a classic novel by the master of hard-boiled crime.
Philip Marlowe's on a case: his client, a dried-up husk of a woman, wants him to recover a rare gold coin called a Brasher Doubloon, missing from her late husband's collection. That's the simple part. It becomes more complicated when Marlowe finds that everyone who handles the coin suffers a run of very bad luck: they always end up dead. That's also unlucky for a private investigator, because leaving a trail of corpses around LA gets cops' noses out of joint. If Marlowe doesn't wrap this one up fast, he's going to end up in jail - or worse, in a box in the ground . . .
“Anything Chandler writes about grips the mind from the first sentence”
“One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards others still try to attain”
“Chandler is an original stylist, creator of a character as immortal as Sherlock Holmes”