Marlowe, Philip

Marlowe, Philip

hard-boiled but engaging private eye. [Am. Lit.: The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The Long Goodbye]
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American author of detective fiction, creator of the private detective Marlowe, Philip. Set in the Los Angeles area, Chandler's novels and short stories are esteemed (especially by European critics) as outstanding examples of regional writing.