In 1938 in Los Angeles, Clyde Umney is a divorce private eye successful with women. On the weirdest day of his life, he sees his world turning upside-down when he discovers that he is a character of a series of novels made-up by the writer Sam Landry. Sam is grieving the loss of his son and wants to swap position with Clyde.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
This story has been described as a Raymond Chandler
pastiche, and little wonder, as it takes place in 1930s Los Angeles, centered around a private eye, the time and place of Chandler's most famous creation, Philip Marlowe. Less well known is the fact that Chandler's last completed novel (Playback) features a central character named Umney (along with Marlowe, of course, though set in the 1950s). Very likely Stephen King
's way of paying homage to the 20th century's pre-eminent author of gritty detective novels. See more
References The Maltese Falcon