Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 4:: The Big Sleep
Part of the Oxford Bookworms ELT series
Classics, modern fiction, non-fiction and more. Written for secondary and adult students the Oxford Bookworms Library has seven reading levels from A1-C1 of the CEFR. General Sternwood has four million dollars, and two young daughters, both pretty and both wild.
He's an old, sick man, close to death, but he doesn't like being blackmailed.
So he asks private detective Philip Marlowe to get the blackmailer off his back.
Marlowe knows the dark side of life in Los Angeles well, and nothing much surprises him.
But the Sternwood girls are a lot wilder than their old father realizes.
They like men, drink, drugs - and it's not just a question of blackmail. CEFR B1/B2 Word count 15,960