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The Black-Eyed Blonde

(2014)
(A book in the Philip Marlowe series)
A novel by

 
Raymond Chandler's incomparable private eye is back, pulled by a seductive young heiress into the most difficult and dangerous case of his career. "It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolving. The telephone on my desk had the look of something that knows it's being watched. Traffic trickled by in the street below, and there were a few pedestrians, too, men in hats going nowhere."

So begins The Black-Eyed Blonde, a new novel featuring Philip Marlowe - yes, that Philip Marlowe. Channeling Raymond Chandler, Benjamin Black has brought Marlowe back to life for a new adventure on the mean streets of Bay City, California.

It is the early 1950s, Marlowe is as restless and lonely as ever, and business is a little slow. Then a new client is shown in: young, beautiful, and expensively dressed, she wants Marlowe to find her former lover, a man named Nico Peterson.

Marlowe sets off on his search, but almost immediately discovers that Peterson's disappearance is merely the first in a series of bewildering events. Soon he is tangling with one of Bay City's richest families and developing a singular appreciation for how far they will go to protect their fortune.

Only Benjamin Black, a modern master of the genre, could write a new Philip Marlowe novel that has all the panache and charm of the originals while delivering a story that is as sharp and fresh as today's best crime fiction.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: The Black-Eyed Blonde
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 1-4450-9914-4 / 978-1-4450-9914-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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March 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: The Black-Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel (Thorndike Large Print Crime Scene)
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 1-4104-6719-8 / 978-1-4104-6719-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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March 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: The Black-Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel (Philip Marlowe Series)
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 0-8050-9814-3 / 978-0-8050-9814-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: The Black Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 1-4472-3668-8 / 978-1-4472-3668-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

July 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The Black Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 1-4450-9915-2 / 978-1-4450-9915-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The Black Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 1-4472-3670-X / 978-1-4472-3670-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The Black-Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel (Philip Marlowe Series)
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 1-250-06212-8 / 978-1-250-06212-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: The Black Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 1-4472-3804-4 / 978-1-4472-3804-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: The Black Eyed Blonde
Author(s): Black Benjamin
ISBN: 1-4472-3669-6 / 978-1-4472-3669-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Export Ome
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

May 2014 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Black-eyed Blonde
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 1-4450-3767-X / 978-1-4450-3767-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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May 2014 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Black-eyed Blonde
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 1-4450-3768-8 / 978-1-4450-3768-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2014 : UK MP3 CD
Title: The Black-Eyed Blonde
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 1-4450-3769-6 / 978-1-4450-3769-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Black-Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel (Philip Marlowe Series)
Author(s): Benjamin Black
ISBN: 1-4272-3336-5 / 978-1-4272-3336-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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March 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Black-Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel
Author(s): Benjamin Black
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   

February 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Black Eyed Blonde
Author(s): Benjamin Black
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

February 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Black Eyed Blonde
Author(s): Benjamin Black
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Black-Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel (Philip Marlowe series)
Author(s): Benjamin Black
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

February 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Black Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel (Philip Marlowe Series Book 10)
Author(s): Benjamin Black
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon UK   



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