The High Window Author:Raymond Chandler "Raymond Chandler is a star of the first magnitude in the constellation of mystery writers." - Erle Stanley Gardner — The ringing bell had a sinister sound. I stood there braced and tense, lips tightly drawn back in a half grin. Beyond the closed window the neon lights glowed. The dead air didn't move. Outside the corridor was still. — The phone r... more »ang again. I made a sound in my throat and put it to my ear again, not saying anything at all...
Then after what seemed a very long time there was the remote whisper of a voice saying dimly, without any tone:
"Too bad for you, Marlow."
A stolen coin, a secretive old lady, and the pale, frightened girl who was her secretary lead Marlowe into the mind of a murderer.
"More than just a good murder mystery...When the literary historians some years hence jot down the names of the Americans who developed a distinctive style of mystery story writing, Mr. Chandler will rank high on the list." - Kansas City Star« less