The Little Sister
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1949.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1949. First American edition. A Fine copy of the book in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Orange cloth still bright and fresh, clean internally. Dust jacket with a few chips and small tears at the crown and some sunning to the spine.
The fifth in Chandler's gritty Philip Marlowe series, Little Sister follows the private investigator to Los Angeles. There, Marlowe wades into the scandal surrounding a Hollywood starlet and her missing brother. Blackmail, drugs, and murder aren't far behind. This particular episode in Marlowe's arc has been noted for drawing on Chandler's own experiences as a screenwriter; and many of the grittier details reflect his low opinion of the film industry and its participants. Fine in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #5596)