Accredited by means of the property of the overdue Raymond Chandler, this quantity finds - in 25 new tales - the lacking lifestyles heritage and adventures of Philip Marlowe, the crucial hard-boiled detective. The tales are by means of a few of modern day major crime writers and comprise Chandler's personal "The Pencil".
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It doesn’t subject to me if that’s your identify or now not. It’s the identify you used to sign up, and that’s more than enough for me. incidentally, when you seek advice from the medical professionals I observed the day prior to this, they’ll inform you that i've got a deadly illness. There’s no element attempting to remedy me; it’s a question of months. ” He was once conversing with out taking a look at me, now not even granting me a gesture over his shoulder. He presumed that I, with my towel on my shoulder and my shaving brush and razor in hand, was once following him. “Try to not reduce your self shaving. There’s not anything that bothers me greater than blood within the rest room sink,” I acknowledged. He laughed forcefully. Neither people may possibly shave. there has been a Mexican within the toilet, sitting at the rest room and enjoying the guitar. He had the face of a guy with few associates. aggravating him didn’t look like a good suggestion. within the afternoon he took off in his Fleetwood at seventy-five miles an hour down the bad roads that visit Ensenada, crossing canyons and wasteland. each on occasion, regardless of the simplest efforts of my Oldsmobile, I overpassed him. We acquired to Ensenada because it used to be getting darkish. on the front to city he swerved off the line and drove without delay onto the seashore. I took forever on the planet to gentle a cigarette, simply because I hadn’t been in a position to take pleasure in one throughout the roadside chase that afternoon. Alex seemed in among the shadows; he appeared pissed off that I hadn’t him. “I’m in love with a lady who lives round right here. Her husband is a recognized Mexican poet. He threatened to kill me if he observed me close to his spouse back. What do you intend to do, Marlowe? ” His eyes sparked with fury. He used to be approximately to take a stroll while I landed an instantaneous hit on his jaw. He collapsed in silence onto the white sand. I walked alongside the seashore, guided by means of the lighting fixtures of a cabala a few 2 hundred and fifty yards away. “I observed Alex’s automobile it slow in the past. Did he include you? ” requested a tender guy with curly hair who was once smoking at the cabaña porch. I nodded. “Are you his health care provider? ” the fellow requested. “No. I’m one of those nursemaid. ” “In my kingdom they’re known as bodyguards. ” “It’s really expert paintings. extra like soul guards. ” “Raul Cota,” he acknowledged, extending his hand. He should have been approximately 40, with an entire beard capped through a mustache. there has been a tragic glance approximately him. “Marlowe,” I responded, extending my hand. “How are you aware Alex? ” “He comes round the following; he spends his time roaming round my cabaña and telling every body that he’s in love with my spouse. yet that might be tough. I’ve been a widower for 2 years. might be he knew her ahead of. . . . I don’t be aware of. I don’t imagine so. ” I sat at the porch, pushing the sand round with the information of my sneakers. Cota went inside of and lower back a bit later with cups of espresso. i'll listen the ocean. Alex unexpectedly seemed in entrance people, rubbing his jaw. I smiled. “A cup of espresso? ” provided Cota. Alex nodded. because the solar got here up, Alex drove his Fleetwood north at complete pace sure for a port at the Pacific referred to as Rosarito. There we had lobsters with tortillas and frijoles for breakfast. I didn’t pay greater than funds for mine.