Plot or Premise
What I Liked
A nice tribute to the Marlowe style, and you get to see Parker’s and Chandler’s styles side-by-side.
What I Didn’t Like
I found this to be a very strange book to read because of its constantly switching styles. The main text, written by Parker, reads like classic Spenser — same style, sentence structure, etc. However, there are constant “flashbacks” that show up as classic Marlowe in the style of Chandler. If they were just occasional flashbacks, it might have made for an interesting read, but the constant jumps made it very hard to adjust at times.
The Bottom Line
Nice tribute, I hope future Marlowe stories stick to Spenser style.