Order of John Banville Books / Benjamin Black

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 To Write New Philip Marlowe Novel

Written by Brandon Williams on Monday, August 13th, 2012

John Banville, who recently finished his novel Ancient Light will be writing a Philip Marlowe novel under his pen name of Benjamin Black. It would be the first novel featuring the character created by Raymond Chandler since 1991, when Robert B. Parker wrote the novel Perchance to Dream. “This all happened very speedily, in a […]


Order of Philip Marlowe Books

Philip Marlowe is a fictional detective created by American author Raymond Chandler, and was later written by Robert B. Parker and Benjamin Black. The Philip Marlowe series is a hardboiled detective fiction series that actually started out as a series of short stories. Chandler would later cannibalize these stories into the first (and most famous) […]


Order of Raymond Chandler Books

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.