Рэймонд Чандлер - The High Window
Philip Marlowe?s on a case: his client, a dried-up husk of a woman, wants him to recover a rare gold coin called a Brasher Doubloon, missing from her late husband?s collection. That?s the simple part. It becomes more complicated when Marlowe finds that everyone who handles the coin suffers a run of very bad luck: they always end up dead. That?s also unlucky for a private investigator, because leaving a trail of corpses around LA gets cops? noses out of joint. If Marlowe doesn?t wrap this one up fast, he?s going to end up in jail ? or worse, in a box in the ground . . .