The continuing series (Saturday nights on Radio Four) will present all of the Marlowe stories. The three so far have been excellent and Toby Stephens makes a great Marlowe.
Marlowe follows a trail which includes a stick-up, blackmail, an irresistible blonde, a psychic, drugs and murder, and it leads him all the way to the top of a corrupt state of California.
Farewell My Lovely was the second of Chandler's novels featuring Marlowe. It was adapted for the big screen three times.