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Only to Sleep

(2018)
(A book in the Philip Marlowe series)
A novel by

 
 
Random House presents the audiobook edition of Only to Sleep by Lawrence Osborne, read by Ray Porter.

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 - now in his 72nd year - has been living out his retirement in the terrace bar of the La Fonda hotel. Sipping margaritas, playing cards, his silver-tipped cane at the ready. When in saunter two men dressed like undertakers. With a case that has his name written all over it.

At last Marlowe is back where he belongs. 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? Are the pair living off the spoils?

Set between the border and badlands of Mexico and California, Lawrence Osborne's resurrection of the iconic Marlowe is an unforgettable addition to the Raymond Chandler canon.

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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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
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July 2018 : 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
Publisher: Hogarth
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Paperback Editions

July 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: Only to Sleep (Philip Marlowe)
Author(s): Lawrence Osborne
ISBN: 1-78470-637-X / 978-1-78470-637-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Only to Sleep (Philip Marlowe)
Author(s): Lawrence Osborne
ISBN: 1-78109-058-0 / 978-1-78109-058-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   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