A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery featuring private eye, Philip Marlowe. Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. But with Sternwood’s two wild, devil-may-care daughters prowling LA’s seedy backstreets, Marlowe’s got his work cut out - and that’s before he stumbles over the first corpse...
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the big sleep.
The Original American PI
It is a great book and I think this version is almost a radio play. The cast really make it for me.
It has to be Marlow, the archetypal flatfoot with a sharp nose and a big heart. The dames really dig him.
Any of Marlow's inner monologues are great Americana kitsch.
As it was a dramatisation it isn't too long to listen too all at once and that way you don't lose the thread.