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The Lady in the Lake Summary
Raymond Chandler

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The Lady in the Lake Summary

Plot Summary

The discovery of the body of a woman in Little Fawn Lake at first seems unrelated to Philip Marlowe's search for the wife of perfume tycoon Derace Kingsley. However, as the plot progresses in the novel The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler, this gruesome discovery soon helps Marlowe to solve a chain of seemingly unrelated murders. Not only does Marlowe solve these murders, he also uncovers a dirty police officer and the woman the officer has been trying to protect.

Marlowe begins a seemingly uncomplex case in which he is hired by Kingsley to locate his wife Crystal who has been missing for one month. Kingsley had believed his wife had run away with her boyfriend, Chris Lavery. However, Kingsley had seen the boyfriend the day before. Lavery had seen Crystal in nearly a month as well. Marlowe first speaks to Lavery, then visits Little Fawn...

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