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"There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch."
Before there was Philip Marlowe, there was John Dalmas, a character very much like Marlowe. (In some later editions of this short story, the protagonist's name is actually changed to Marlowe's.) Here, he investigates a series of murders in classic hard-boiled fashion.
©2009 Oasis
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By Old Hippy on 08-28-09

Cool story, but overpriced!

I really enjoyed this tale; typical Chandler noir style plot and great narration by Elliott Gould. However, at $10 for 90 minutes or so, it's really over-priced. I can't explain why I paid that much - something came over me.

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By J.B.L. on 04-06-17

Love this guy

Classic story and I really like this narrator, who sounds like he genuinely gets a kick out of Chandler. He gives it permission to be relatable

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