This novella will appeal to all fans of the old school type of detective story. If you ever watched and loved the movie The Big Sleep in 1978 starring Robert Mitchum or the 1946 version played by Humphrey Bogart then you will love this. This is an edgy book where hard liquor and smart thinking run hand in hand to solve a mystery or two. I really enjoyed it as will any die hard fan of the old style detective fiction. I now need to get my hands on more Raymond Chandler. You sir Rock!