Join moderator Kathy Schultenover for a discussion of Lawrence Osborne’s book Only To Sleep. Parnassus Book Club meetings are free and open to anyone. Buy the book, read the book and join the discussion.
The year is 1988. The place, Baja, California. And Philip Marlowe - now in his seventies - is living out his retirement in the terrace bar of La Fonda Hotel. Sipping margaritas, playing cards, his silver-tipped cane at the ready. When in saunter two men dressed like undertakers, with a case that has his name written all over it.
For Marlowe, this is his final roll of the dice, his swan song. His mission is to investigate the death of Donald Zinn - supposedly drowned off his yacht, and leaving behind a much younger and now very rich wife. But is Zinn actually alive? Are the pair living off the spoils?
Set between the border and badlands of Mexico and California, Only to Sleep brings one of literature’s most enduring detectives back to life, as private investigator Philip Marlowe returns for one last adventure.