cover image Poodle Springs

Poodle Springs

Robert B. Parker, Raymond Chandler. Berkley, $7.99 (304pp) ISBN 978-0-425-12343-0

Detective Philip Marlowe's seventh caper takes place in Poodle Springs (read: Palm Springs) and in L.A., where a gambler has been framed for murder. ``Sustaining tensions, writing in tune with the period and delivering a knockout finale, Parker does nobly by the great Chandler,'' determined PW. (Nov.)