The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

In this classic detective novel, a private investigator is hired by a wealthy family to resolve a blackmail issue involving the younger daughter. As he delves deeper into the case, he uncovers a web of deceit, murder, and organized crime. The detective's investigation is further complicated by his growing attraction to the older daughter, adding a layer of personal involvement to an already complex case. The novel is renowned for its gritty depiction of 1930s Los Angeles and its sharp, witty dialogue.

The 89th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 2227

Since this book was first published in 1939, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 2227.0.

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