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The Lady in the Lake, by Raymond ChandlerRead about another novel on the list.
Marlowe, on the trail of Crystal Kingsley, the wife of a wealthy businessman, ends up at Little Fawn Lake, the resort where she was last spotted. A different woman's body is found in the water. As the plot thickens, Marlowe returns to Los Angeles, but the dénouement will be back by the lakeside.
The Lady in the Lake also appears on the Guardian's list of the 50 best summer reads ever.