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The Goodbye Coast: A Philip Marlowe Novel
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In this colorful reinvention of a classic, Philip Marlowe finds himself tangled in two missing persons cases; "Ide has chiseled off the rust while keeping the soul of one of American fiction's icons" (Dennis Lehane).
The seductive and relentless figure of Raymond Chandler's detective, Philip Marlowe, is vividly re-imagined in present-day Los Angeles. Here is a city of scheming Malibu actresses, ruthless gang members, virulent inequality, and washed-out police. Acclaimed and award-winning novelist Joe Ide imagines a Marlowe very much of our time: he's a quiet, lonely, and remarkably capable and confident private detective, though he lives beneath the shadow of his father, a once-decorated LAPD homicide detective, famous throughout the city, who's given in to drink after the death of Marlowe's mother.

Marlowe, against his better judgement, accepts two missing person cases, the first a daughter of a faded, tyrannical Hollywood starlet, and the second, a British child stolen from his mother by his father. At the center of The Goodbye Coast is Marlowe's troubled and confounding relationship with his father, a son who despises yet respects his dad, and a dad who's unable to hide his bitter disappointment with his grown boy.
Steeped in the richly detailed ethnic neighborhoods of modern LA, Ide's The Goodbye Coast is a bold recreation that is viciously funny, ingeniously plotted, and surprisingly tender.
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In this colorful reinvention of a classic, Philip Marlowe finds himself tangled in two missing persons cases; "Ide has chiseled off the rust while keeping the soul of one of American fiction's icons" (Dennis Lehane).
The seductive and relentless figure of Raymond Chandler's detective, Philip Marlowe, is vividly re-imagined in present-day Los Angeles. Here is a city of scheming Malibu actresses, ruthless gang members, virulent inequality, and washed-out police. Acclaimed and award-winning novelist Joe Ide imagines a Marlowe very much of our time: he's a quiet, lonely, and remarkably capable and confident private detective, though he lives beneath the shadow of his father, a once-decorated LAPD homicide detective, famous throughout the city, who's given in to drink after the death of Marlowe's mother.

Marlowe, against his better judgement, accepts two missing person cases, the first a daughter of a faded, tyrannical Hollywood starlet, and the second, a British child stolen from his mother by his father. At the center of The Goodbye Coast is Marlowe's troubled and confounding relationship with his father, a son who despises yet respects his dad, and a dad who's unable to hide his bitter disappointment with his grown boy.
Steeped in the richly detailed ethnic neighborhoods of modern LA, Ide's The Goodbye Coast is a bold recreation that is viciously funny, ingeniously plotted, and surprisingly tender.
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      • content: A top-notch narration by Vikas Adam transforms Raymond Chandler's iconic 1940s detective Philip Marlowe into a 21st-century PI. Marlowe is hired by a once-famous, notoriously nasty movie star to locate her missing 17-year-old stepdaughter. When he finds her, Marlowe stashes her with his prickly father, a hard-drinking ex-cop, for safekeeping. Marlowe reluctantly accepts a second case, to locate the young son of a visiting British professor. When it becomes clear that the Armenian and Russian mobs are behind the chaos, Marlowe has his hands full. Adam is terrific at delivering believable women's voices, and his characterizations of minor players ring true. Name-dropping and contemporary references attempting to set the novel in the present are somewhat overdone, but Adam makes it all work. S.J.H. � AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine
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        November 15, 2021
        In this uneven detective novel, Thriller Award finalist Ide (the IQ series) reimagines Raymond Chandler’s hard-boiled sleuth, Philip Marlowe, as a contemporary PI. When the rebellious Marlowe doesn’t last long on the police force, his father, a veteran LAPD cop, helps him get his start as an investigator. Marlowe’s latest client is megastar actor Kendra James, who hires him six weeks after her husband was fatally shot near their Malibu home. Though that murder’s unsolved, Kendra doesn’t want Marlowe to take a crack at it, instead asking him to trace her 17-year-old stepdaughter, who hasn’t been seen for weeks. Despite his distaste for the unpleasant Kendra, Marlowe takes the case. Things get complicated after he lands a second missing person search from British academic Ren Stewart, whose ex-husband has kidnapped their seven-year-old son. Ide’s fans will appreciate the humor and evocative descriptions of L.A., but Chandler purists may miss the intimate first-person narration of the originals and not care for the attempt to deepen the lone wolf character of Marlowe by giving him a complicated relationship with his father. Not everyone will be looking forward to a sequel. Agent: Esther Newberg, ICM Partners.

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        June 1, 2022

        Ide, author of the acclaimed "IQ" mysteries, gives crime fiction buffs a modern Philip Marlowe with all of the original's determination, attitude, and charm, plus some 21st-century angst. Raymond Chandler's iconic PI reimagined has a decade of investigative experience but still harbors anger toward his father. Emmett, once a legend in the LAPD, is a grieving alcoholic on permanent leave. Marlowe's straightforward missing-persons case--diva mother, dead father, runaway teenager--turns messy when he rescues the girl from a shooter but has no safe house better than Emmett's. Teen meets curmudgeon, and playfully performed bickering ensues. The narration shines here. Adam voices Marlowe with a touch of Hollywood deadpan, though never Bogarts it. This nostalgic glow cools as L.A.'s criminal underground surfaces leads, and threats. Armenian gangbangers, Russian gangsters, a British woman as Client B, and a chorus of diverse Angelenos speak with convincing, consistent accents reflecting many backgrounds, bringing the Golden Age up to now. As the pressure rises, Adam's narration intensifies. VERDICT Recommended for all public libraries. Listeners will be gripped till the last loose end is tied up and eager to follow should Ide bring Marlowe back again. --Lauren Kage

        Copyright 2022 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        Starred review from December 15, 2021
        Ide brings Philip Marlowe to modern-day LA in this hard-boiled noir PI yarn. Marlowe is a private investigator in modern-day Los Angeles. His father, Emmet, is an alcoholic cop still mourning the loss of his beloved wife and wishing his son had become a cop. The famous but fast-fading movie star Kendra James reluctantly hires Marlowe to find her 17-year-old runaway stepdaughter, Cody. That's not a hard task, but the two women hate each other, and both deserve it. Kendra's husband, Terry, had been shot to death two weeks earlier, and she hardly cares one bit. The guy was just a washed-up moviemaker anyway. And Cody won't come home, accusing Kendra of killing her dad. Emmet and Marlowe have serious father-son issues, but Dad gives him critical help, especially by sheltering and protecting Cody. Then Marlowe unsuccessfully tries to turn down a second case: Englishwoman Ren Stewart's young son, Jeremy, has been kidnapped by his father, and Ren is desperate to bring him back to London. The tension builds as the two plotlines intersect with the aid of Russian and Armenian gangsters. Every character has great lines, and the descriptions alone make the story worth reading. "The movie went by like a cement wall taking a walk." "Freddie's smile imploded, as if his throat were sucking in his features." Kendra tells Marlowe that Cody's relationship with her brother, Noah, was "like a reenactment of the war in Vietnam. Firefights and bombing runs for years on end." Fans of the genre know that Philip Marlowe is the creation of the late Raymond Chandler, beginning with The Big Sleep in 1939. Chandler's Marlowe has long been considered the quintessential private investigator, relentless and resolute in his work. There is tension, violence, humor, and a bit of sadness, with romance just out of the hero's reach. This one's witty, clever, and fun, and it's worthy of the great Raymond Chandler.

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        Starred review from November 1, 2021
        Ide takes a break from his wonderful IQ Quintabe series to reimagine Philip Marlowe. This version of Raymond Chandler's iconic PI patrols the mean streets of contemporary Los Angeles, and while he shares the original's bone-deep iconoclasm, he's distinctly his own man, complete with a rich backstory. We learn that Marlowe and his father, Emmet, a revered but alcoholic L.A. cop, are at odds--Marlowe unable to forgive Emmet for his booze-fueled absence while Marlowe's mother was dying of cancer; Emmet disgusted with his son for quitting the police. Mired in two missing-persons cases, however, Marlowe turns to Emmet for help. Finding Cody, the stepdaughter of Kendra James, a fading movie star ("Grace Kelly without the grace"), proves easy enough, but Marlowe needs to stash the smart-mouthed teen with Emmet while he determines if, as Cody claims, Kendra killed her father. Meanwhile, Marlowe searches for another disappeared daughter, this one snatched by her father in a custody battle. These toxically dysfunctional families bring forth the depth of Marlowe's melancholy ("Nothing ever came out completely right . . . Why? People. They fucked up everything."), but at the same time, he finds himself drawing closer to Emmet. The sleuthing here is top-notch, but it's the bantering father-son interplay (evoking Jim Rockford and father Rocky in The Rockford Files) that really gives the book its zip. More Marlowe and Emmet would be most welcome.

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The seductive and relentless figure of Raymond Chandler's detective, Philip Marlowe, is vividly re-imagined in present-day Los Angeles. Here is a city of scheming Malibu actresses, ruthless gang members, virulent inequality, and washed-out police. Acclaimed and award-winning novelist Joe Ide imagines a Marlowe very much of our time: he's a quiet, lonely, and remarkably capable and confident private detective, though he lives beneath the shadow of his father, a once-decorated LAPD homicide detective, famous throughout the city, who's given in to drink after the death of Marlowe's mother.

Marlowe, against his better judgement, accepts two missing person cases, the first a daughter of a faded, tyrannical Hollywood starlet, and the second, a...
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