This Bookselling Caper Stirs Echoes of Philip Marlowe

Big Sleep

In ‘The Big Sleep’ Private Detective Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart asks “Would you happen to have a Ben-Hur, 1860, third edition, with duplicated line on page 116 . . .or a Chevalier Audubon 1840?’
Clerk (Dorothy Malone): ‘Nobody would. There isn’t one.’

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