Poodle Springs

by Raymond Chandler and Robert B. Parker

When Raymond Chandler died in 1959, he left behind the first four chapters of a new Philip Marlowe thriller. Now three decades later, Robert B. Parker, the bestselling creator of the Spenser detective novels, has completed Poodle Springs in a full-length masterpiece of criminal passion.

Philip Marlowe is alive and well and living in Poodle Springs, California. He's married to a wealthy heiress now. But living in the lap of luxury hasn't made a dent in Marlowe's cynicism—or in his talent for attracting trouble. Soon he's on a trail of greed, lust, and murder as dark and cunning as any he's ever seen. Philip Marlowe is back in business.


"Sustaining tensions, writing in tune with the period and delivering a knockout finale, Parker does nobly by the great Chandler."
Publishers Weekly

"Completing a story started by another is difficult, especially when it involves an estalished character, but Parker has done an impressive job in adapting to Chandler's style and sense of humor."
Library Journal

"It's remarkable. You can't see the seam where Chandler stopped and Parker picked up the pen...Chandler would be proud."

"More than just an impressive homage, this is a first-rate detective novel with all the suspense, action, and human drama that we have come to expect from the best."

"Raymond Chandler fans, throw away your dog-eared copies of The Big Sleep...Philip Marlowe has returned!"
Milwaukee Journal

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paperback | Berkley | 1989 | ISBN: 9780399134821