The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler.
Classic Raymond Chandler. Probably his best in the Philip Marlow series. This is a classic in hard boiled noir literature. Chandler is an artist with the way he writes and tells a story. A must read for all mystery lovers.
Quote from Book “It was about eleven o'clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills. I was wearing my powder-blue suit, with dark blue shirt, tie and display handkerchief, black brogues, black wool socks with dark little clocks on them. I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didn't care who knew it. I was everything the well-dressed private detective ought to be. I was calling on four million dollars.