The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I honestly like these better than Christie when it comes to the old-time mysteries. Maybe it's the Noir, but that isn't really the case for this book. We're in the boondocks, surrounded by charming small-town deputies and some more charmingly corrupt officials. Well, okay, so we're not in the city. The corruption, murder, and mystery are the same.
As always, Chandler's prose is seriously amazing. The voice is everything, the interactions always amusing and often surprising, and the rest is plainly evocative.
It's everything I expect in a grand Noir and it rocks harder than the body bobbing in the water.
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