Respected Dublin based and former Booker Prize winning Irish author John Banville writing under the pen name of Benjamin Black has just published a new novel entitled The Black-Eyed Blonde. Having good reviews so far (though I haven't read it yet) it's a sequel to Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye. So probably a must for Philip Marlowe fans but you might want to re-read 'Goodbye' first.
As a taster here's the second sentence:
"The telephone on my desk has the air of something that knows it's being watched".
Banville seems an unlikely choice to take on such a project but I wonder if there will be a film in the pipeline? Anyway Marlowe fans, it's out there now.