John Banville is an Irish novelist, playwright and screenwriter. Banville often writes under the pen name of Benjamin Black. He is known for dark humour and a precise, forensic-like style that is dense and thick like poetry. He has recently taken the reigns of Raymond Chandler‘s Philip Marlowe character (as Benjamin Black).

John Banville made his debut as a published author in 1970 with the collection entitled Long Lankin. His first novel was Nightspawn, which was published in 1971. Below is a list of John Banville’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Philip Marlowe Books

The Big Sleep ( By: Raymond Chandler) (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Farewell, My Lovely ( By: Raymond Chandler) (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The High Window ( By: Raymond Chandler) (1942)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lady in the Lake ( By: Raymond Chandler) (1943)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Little Sister ( By: Raymond Chandler) (1949)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Simple Art of Murder ( By: Raymond Chandler) (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trouble Is My Business ( By: Raymond Chandler) (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Goodbye ( By: Raymond Chandler) (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Playback ( By: Raymond Chandler) (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poodle Springs ( By: Robert B. Parker) (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Perchance to Dream ( By: Robert B. Parker) (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black-Eyed Blonde ( As: Benjamin Black,With: Raymond Chandler) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Only to Sleep ( By: Lawrence Osborne) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Quirke Books

( as Benjamin Black)

Christine Falls (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Silver Swan (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Elegy for April (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Death in Summer (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vengeance (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Holy Orders (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Even the Dead (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Revolutions Trilogy Books

Doctor Copernicus (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kepler (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Newton Letter (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Cleave Trilogy Books

Eclipse (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shroud (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ancient Light (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Frames: The Freddie Montgomery Trilogy Books

The Book of Evidence (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghosts (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Athena (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tax Free Books

Tax Free (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
More Confessions from a Serial Tax Cheat (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Nightspawn (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Birchwood (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mefisto (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Untouchable (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sea (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Infinities (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blue Guitar (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prague Nights (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Osmond (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Snow (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

God's Gift (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Long Lankin (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Supreme Fictions of John Banville (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Plays

The Broken Jug (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conversation in the Mountains (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Possessed of a Past: A John Banville Reader (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time Pieces (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Best European Fiction 2013(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: This list excludes The Ark, of which only 200 copies were published in 1996. The Quirke, Phillip Marlowe and Tax Free books were published under the pen name of Benjamin Black. The Philip Marlowe series is based on the work of Raymond Chandler.

Imagined Lives: Portraits of Unknown People also includes contributions from Tracy Chevalier, Julian Fellowes, Alexander McCall Smith, Terry Pratchett, Sarah Singleton, Joanna Trollope and Minette Walters. The anthology Best European Fiction 2013 was edited with Aleksandar Hemon.

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