A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery featuring private eye Philip Marlowe.
Marlowe’s on a case: his client, a dried-up husk of a woman, wants him to recover a rare gold coin called a Brasher Doubloon, missing from her late husband’s collection. That’s the simple part. It becomes more complicated when Marlowe finds that everyone who handles the coin suffers a run of very bad luck: they always end up dead. That’s also unlucky for a private investigator, because leaving a trail of corpses around LA gets cops’ noses out of joint. If Marlowe doesn’t wrap this one up fast, he’s going to end up in jail - or worse, in a box in the ground....
Dramatised by: Toby Stephens, Judy Parfitt, Jessica Raine, Patrick Kennedy, Joe Montana, Stuart Milligan, Susie Riddell, Peter Polycarpou, Gerard McDermott, Carl Prekopp, Alex Tregear, James Lailey, Sean Baker, Alun Raglan, Simon Bubb.
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I definitely would listen to this again. It is a classic with great characters and a fantastic sense of style. If you like your crime sharp and classy this is the one.
Set against other crime heroes like Rebus for instance the flawed central character is always more interesting than the one that is squeaky clean (in my opinion).
Marlow has to be brilliant as the thing rests on him. I really enjoyed this cast production.
Again, as a dramatisation it isn't too long to listen to all at once.
an exemplary adaptation