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The Thin Man

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781399624626

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 18th April 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING meets MONSIEUR SPADE

It’s 1932, and Nick and Nora Charles, and their pet schnauzer, Asta, are in New York City for the Christmas holidays. With the privilege of wealth, they can enjoy whatever they want – the best food and drink, open-topped rides through the city; speakeasies where the rich rub shoulders with gangsters…

Rich they may be, but they are also great fun to be with, kind to those in need, and more than capable of keeping their cool in a fight. So when a friend asks Nick to help him find a killer they accept – and are soon plunged into the world of the eccentric Wynant family, the head of which is an inventor who disappeared ten years before.

Nick and Nora have to pick through implausible alibis, false identities, a highly glamorous but dysfunctional family – and the mystery of The Thin Man – in order to find out the truth.

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The ace performer
Raymond Chandler
One of the foremost practitioners of the hard-boiled detective story
THE SCOTSMAN
Hammett wrote scenes that never seem to have been written before
Raymond Chandler
His name remains one of the most important and recognisable in the crime fiction genre. Hammett set the standard for much of the work that would follow
INDEPENDENT
The dean of the school of hard-boiled fiction
NEW YORK TIMES
He is master of the detective novel, yes, but also one hell of a writer
BOSTON GLOBE
Hammett influenced everyone from Chandler to Le Carré
GUARDIAN
The ace performer
Raymond Chandler