The big sleep by Raymond Chandler

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  • Marlowe, Philip (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.,
  • Private investigators -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction.,
  • Large type books.,
  • Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction.

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Book details

StatementRaymond Chandler.
LC ClassificationsPS3505.H3224 B5 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination240 p. (large print) ;
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3952074M
ISBN 10158547164X
LC Control Number2001047468

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