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Only to Sleep

(2018)
(A book in the Philip Marlowe series)
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Wealthy dead American. Beautiful young widow. This case has PI Philip Marlowe’s name written all over it. Is it enough to bring him back for one last adventure?

The year is 1988. The place, Baja California. Private Investigator Philip Marlowe is living out his retirement sipping margaritas and playing cards when in saunter two men dressed like undertakers with a case that has his name written all over it.

His mission is to investigate Donald Zinn – supposedly drowned off his yacht, leaving a much younger and now very rich wife. Marlowe’s speciality. But is Zinn actually alive? And are the pair living off the spoils?

'Osborne and Chandler are a perfect match' William Boyd

Discover the rest of the inimitable Philip Marlowe series – nine classic Chandler adventures, from The Big Sleep to The Long Goodbye, available now in paperback and ebook from Penguin Books.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A brilliant Raymond Chandler continuation novel with an ageing Philip Marlowe. Osborne and Chandler are a perfect match." - William Boyd

"It's a joy to see Philip Marlowe lured back for one last job by the gleefully unsentimental Lawrence Osborne... If you like noir, pour yourself something cool and enjoy one final dark night of the soul." - Joseph Knox


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Used availability for Lawrence Osborne's Only to Sleep

Hardback Editions

September 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Only to Sleep (Philip Marlowe)
Author(s): Lawrence Osborne
ISBN: 1-78109-057-2 / 978-1-78109-057-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


July 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Only to Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Novel
Author(s): Lawrence Osborne
ISBN: 1-5247-5961-9 / 978-1-5247-5961-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Only to Sleep (Philip Marlowe)
Author(s): Lawrence Osborne
ISBN: 1-78470-637-X / 978-1-78470-637-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Only to Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Novel
Author(s): Lawrence Osborne
ISBN: 1-5247-5962-7 / 978-1-5247-5962-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Only to Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Thriller
Author(s): Lawrence Osborne
ISBN: 1-78109-058-0 / 978-1-78109-058-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Only to Sleep
Author(s): Lawrence Osborne
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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September 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Only to Sleep
Author(s): Lawrence Osborne
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Only to Sleep
Author(s): Lawrence Osborne
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Only to Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Novel
Author(s): Lawrence Osborne
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   


July 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Only to Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Novel
Author(s): Lawrence Osborne
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Only to Sleep (Philip Marlowe)
Author(s): Lawrence Osborne
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


July 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Only to Sleep: A Philip Marlowe Novel
Author(s): Lawrence Osborne
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA