Oh, my, one series down, eight to go. Glad I saved this to last since it was the best of all. Well, there's The Big Sleep
. Gave that Marlowe five stars as well.
He can't be beat and now know why he's mentioned so frequently as an influence by writers who followed him. Philip Marlowe:
Adult male, early 40's, tall, attractive, professional private investigator. He's all that and more.
Just posted this and turned on streaming music, and what comes up but The Long Goodbye, David Lanz, Sacred Road (album), Narada 1996
...great song/music to go with book.