Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) was an American novelist as well as a screenwriter. He is best known for his hardboiled detective novels and stories (largely featuring Philip Marlowe) and influenced many people in different mediums, including authors Robert B. Parker, Robert Crais, Michael Connelly and filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers.

Although his first novel wasn’t published until 1939 (The Big Sleep), Chandler’s first work of fiction was the short story Blackmailers Don’t Shoot in 1933. Below is a list of all of Raymond Chandler’s novels in order of when they were originally published (and in chronological order):

Publication Order of Philip Marlowe Books


The Big Sleep(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Farewell, My Lovely(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The High Window(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lady in the Lake(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Little Sister(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Goodbye(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Playback(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poodle Springs(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Poodle Springs was completed by Robert B. Parker.

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