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Raymond Chandler Books in Order (24 Book Series)

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Raymond Chandler has written a series of 24 books. Here, you can see them all in order! (plus the year each book was published)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

    Total: 24 books
    1. 17
      The Blue Dahlia

      The Blue Dahlia

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    2. 19


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    3. 23
      Red Wind

      Red Wind

      Raymond Chandler



    • Can you list the Raymond Chandler books in series order?

      Yes, the Raymond Chandler novels in order of publication, featuring the hardboiled detective Philip Marlowe, are as follows:

    • Where can I find books in order by Raymond Chandler for my Kindle?

      All of Raymond Chandler's novels and many of his short stories are available for Kindle in their respective orders. You can easily find them by browsing our carefully curated lists with numerous positive reviews. Once you decide which book or story to read, you'll find a link to shop for the Kindle version on Amazon, quick and hassle-free. In some cases, you may even find gift cards applicable to your purchase.

    • What kind of mystery stories did Raymond Chandler write?

      Raymond Chandler was renowned for his hardboiled detective fiction full of mystery, focusing on the character of private investigator Philip Marlowe. His works are known for their intricate mystery plots and distinctive noir atmosphere, capturing the essence of American crime literature. Readers look to Chandler for captivating tales of intrigue and the gritty underbelly of Los Angeles.

    • I love Philip Marlowe's character! Are there books featuring him specifically in order?

      Absolutely, all of the primary novels by Raymond Chandler feature the iconic private investigator Philip Marlowe, listed in orders that reflect their chronological publications. To follow Marlowe's journey through the dark corners of crime and mystery, read the novels in the chronological order they were published, which reflects how the character develops and evolves throughout the series.

    • I'm organizing a Raymond Chandler's theme night. Can you suggest a book series in order for the reading menu?

      For a Raymond Chandler theme night, the reading menu should follow the author's signature series featuring Philip Marlowe in the Raymond Chandler books in order. Start with "The Big Sleep" and proceed in publication order. This progression will give your guests a taste of classic noir fiction, just as Chandler envisioned it.

    • Who was the author continuing Chandler's work?

      After Chandler's passing, author Robert B. Parker was chosen to complete Chandler's unfinished Philip Marlowe novel, "Poodle Springs." Parker, well-known for his own contributions to the mystery genre and his Spenser series, also wrote a sequel to "The Big Sleep" titled "Perchance to Dream."

    • Besides his famous novels, did Chandler write any other works?

      Yes, aside from his renowned Philip Marlowe novels, Raymond Chandler also wrote a number of short stories early in his career. These stories often explore similar themes of crime and mystery found in his full-length works and are perfect for readers interested in shorter glimpses into Chandler's perspective on the crime genre.