3rd, I had no idea who this Robert Parker was and why he thought he was good enough to complete a story begun by one of my all time favorite authors. -Raymond "drsnou školou". However, it’s still chandleresque through and through, both in the vernacular and in the plotting, and — infused with Parker’s own sensibilities — offers just enough fresh content not to feel like it’s just retreading old ground. Svým pátráním Marlowe poodhalí druhou stránku lázeňského městečka, kde panuje zdánlivě přívětivá sousedská atmosféra. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Chandler died after completing only the first four chapters of Poodle Springs, and Parker, a crime fiction master himself, did an admirable job picking up where Chandler left off nearly three decades later. 3rd, I had no idea who thi. -Raymond -Raymond -Raymond Detection Home Page) He seamlessly adopts Chandler's style, ably depicting the cheeky, hardboiled Marlowe in a new setting, now married to a rich heiress and living in a small upscale desert town outside LA. I'm not entirely sure how to rate this book. Poodle Springs Raymond Chandler, Author, Robert ... $150,000 ad/promo; Mystery Guild main selection; Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club alternate; author tour. When it comes to detective and crime fiction, Chandler is the king in my book, and Philip Marlowe the ultimate wisecracking, hardboiled gumshoe. It wasn't pure Chandler, and that's just not good enough. Guide to Classic Mystery and Detection, -The This book is not yet featured on Listopia. -REVIEW: This book is very difficult to objectively review: there are so many elements working against it that it could easily be given one star. Refresh and try again. Parker channels Chandler really well. hand" review. of Raymond Chandler A Biography by Tom Hiney, -Dangerous The biggest difference to me was that in Chandler's books, Marlowe is always one step ahead. Raymond Chandler Website: scholarship and information about Raymond And Parker is known to have loved Chandler's writing and his books. Writers (David King) My apologies in advance, but this is an "on the one hand/on the other hand" review. Robert B. Parker said that he started writing Spenser novels because he was a huge Phillip Marlowe fan and missed the detective after he’d read all the books and short stories. -REVIEW -ESSAY: Poodle Springs (Paperback) Book Review This ebook is very gripping and intriguing. Be the first to ask a question about Poodle Springs. -The Please try again. very essence of these novels, epitomized in The Maltese Falcon, Ross MacDonald's Decent Marlowe mystery completed by Parker 30 years after Chandler's death ! I haven't read the original novel so I don't know whether my issues stem from the book, from a slightly shoddy adaptation or from the medium of the 1 hr … How is that supposed to work?? Chandler died after completing only the first four chapters of Poodle Springs, and Parker, a crime fiction master himself, did an admirable job picking up where Chandler left off nearly three decades later. Meet the Authors of Summer’s Hottest Mysteries. Dames: A Timeline of Some of the Major Female Eyes, -A It can be rally interesting throgh studying time. Raymond Chandler and His Followers (A Guide to Classic Mystery and of RAYMOND CHANDLER Stories and Early Novels & RAYMOND CHANDLER Later 2nd, "Playback," the novel that leads into this one was my least favorite of the series with a weird "happy" ending that felt tacked on. It's a set-up for a genuinely promising next chapter in the indomitable Marlowe's life. -Mystery More about us. Welcome back. [similar to the separate-but-loving residency arrangement that Parker and Joan adopted in real-life. Award: Best First Novel Times) Joyce Carol Oates: The Simple Art of Murder, NY Review of Books story, which finds him married to a wealthy heiress and comfortably ensconced Raymond Chandler died and 1959 and left behind an unfinished Philip Marlowe novel: The Poodle Springs Story. Robert B. Parker, known for … 2nd, "Playback," the novel that leads into this one was my least favorite of the series with a weird "happy" ending that felt tacked on. The Black Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel, Fair Warning: The Most Gripping and Original Thriller You Will Read This Summer. So Parker was the natural pick to try and finish the last book that Raymond Chandler had started before his death.