Philip Marlowe drinks again

According to The Guardian, acclaimed novelist John Banville (using his mystery-writing pseudonym, Benjamin Black) has been hired to write a new novel featuring Raymond Chandler's legendary detective Philip Marlowe and his friend, Chief Inspector Bernie Ohls.

The U.S. publisher has promised the new book will "feature Chandler's hallmark noir ambiance". Judging by Benjamin Black's previous efforts, if by "noir ambiance" they mean "featuring a cast of semi-functional alcoholics living hideously depressing lives", I have every confidence this book will have ambiance coming out of its ears.
Posted by: Julianka


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