Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Five top vanishings in literature

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top vanishings in literature:
The Little Sister
by Raymond Chandler

The fifth chapter of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe series, The Little Sister is classic hard-boiled fare: the younger sibling of a Hollywood starlet goes missing, and wisecracking P.I. Marlowe must probe the underbelly of the 1940s film industry for answers. Of course, nothing is as it first appears. Less well known than The Big Sleep and Farewell, My Lovely, Chandler's twisty tale mines his brief, agonizing stint as a Tinseltown screenwriter for dark laughter.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Little Sister is among Nicholas Royle's top 10 writers on the telephone.

--Marshal Zeringue