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 (With: 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 (By:Benjamin Black) (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 Philip Marlowe Collections

The Simple Art of Murder (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The King in Yellow (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pickup on Noon Street (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Smell of Fear (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Midnight Raymond Chandler (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Secret Tunnel (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blue Dahlia (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Coral Kill (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Goldfish (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Liked Dogs (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Philip Marlowe's Guide to Life (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Wind (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World of Raymond Chandler (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Killer in the Rain (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trouble is My Business (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Five Sinister Characters (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pearls are a Nuisance (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Smart-Aleck Kill (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Smell of Fear (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Notebooks of Raymond Chandler (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Selected Letters (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Great Law and Order Stories(1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories(1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century(2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Books to Die For(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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

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