April 18, 2014 7:00 PM

‘The Black-Eyed Blonde’ channels Raymond Chandler’s elusive gumshoe

In “The Black-Eyed Blonde,” Booker Prize-winning author John Banville dons the hat of his crime-writing alter ego Benjamin Black, steps into the shoes of the late Raymond Chandler and escorts Chandler’s iconic character Philip Marlowe down a fresh set of mean streets.

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