Only to Sleep (Philip Marlowe)

by Lawrence Osborne 

Only To Sleep is the first book I’ve read by Lawrence Osborne and my first introduction to Philip Marlowe. I soon found myself immersed in his story. He is a fascinating character.

PI Philip Marlowe is in his seventies and retired, but can’t resist one last fling, as it were. He accepts a job with an insurance company, investigating the apparent death of a wealthy man who has left behind a very rich, much younger wife. It’s an intriguing case and I thoroughly enjoyed following Marlowe as he investigates.

I really enjoyed Lawrence Osborne’s style of writing. He uses some beautifully descriptive language which drew me in easily and transported me to the very locations featured throughout this book. I almost felt as though I was tailing Marlowe on his travels, and I couldn’t help but admire him, particularly considering his age. He comes across some interesting characters along the way. A few unsavoury ones too. This investigation isn’t without its risks. Marlowe obviously has a wealth of experience though and it shows.

Brilliant writing. Excellent storyline. Colourful characters. I loved it.

Lawrence Osbourne’s other books have now been added to my TBR list as well as Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep. I look forward to reading them all.

**Many thanks to the author and publisher for my review copy via NetGalley. I am working my way through my list slowly but surely**

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