What are the best must-read books by Raymond Chandler?

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  1. 16

    #1The Long Goodbye

    The Long Goodbye

    The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler is the sixth book in the Philip Marlowe series. It is a classic mystery fiction book about a luck war veteran protagonist. This book tells a tragedy of a love affair.

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    Carl Ferguson
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I love reading a classic gumshoe story and the best are from the master Raymond Chandler. This great yarn has the private eye Marlowe running from the cops and the gangsters, trying to clear a new friend's name."
  2. 13

    #2Poodle Springs

    Poodle Springs
    Poodle Springs by Raymond Chandler and Robert Parker tells another murder fictional story. This book is about a protagonist who thought that his bad habits have already gone when he married a woman.

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    Nick Ma
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Although Raymond Chandler has long since passed, Poodle Springs carries his legacy on very well. A crime thriller written in the 50's, this novel set the bar for the genre. "
  3. 10

    #3Trouble Is My Business

    Trouble Is My Business

    Trouble Is My Business by Raymond Chandler is a classic thriller is one of the four long stories of the author's work. This book started from the protagonist's venture into a dirty business without knowing what lies ahead.

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    Nicholas Gutierrez
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "My mother knows I love reading thriller novels and this is one of 3 books she bought me for my birthday last month. Im only three quarters of the way through but I wanted to review it while i have time and its on my mind. Absolute page turner. I cant put it down. Great writing skills. The author really keeps you on the edge of your seat with this one. "
  1. 10

    #4Playback

    Playback

    Playback by Raymond Chandler tells another classic thriller as one of the protagonists is a redhead woman. The story unfolds as Marlowe and the redhead lead their way into solving a tale of big money which eventually involves murder.

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    Aditya Rodrigues
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "GOOD"
  2. 8

    #5Killer in the Rain (Phillip Marlowe)

    Killer in the Rain (Phillip Marlowe)

    Killer in the Rain by Raymond Chandler is a mystery fiction told in a comprehensive novel. This book tells another ingenious detective story that is similar to Sherlock Holmes.

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    Jose Burton
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Of the must-read books by Raymond Chandler, Killer in the Rain is perhaps the best of the bunch. I'm a massive sucker for pulp detective stories so Phillip Marlowe is an integral character to me. This collection of stories is Chandler at his best; anyone with even a cursory interest in the genre owes it to themselves to give this book a try."
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    #6The Little Sister

    The Little Sister

    The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler is the author's 5th novel with the same protagonist as Marlowe. The antagonists in this book lured Marlowe into an American dream which would put him in danger.

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    Rachel Ramirez
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book is a must read mystery that keeps you guessing. There are so many twists and turns to the plot that keeps you wanting to read more."
  4. 7

    #7The Big Sleep

    The Big Sleep

    The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler is the hero of the author's first groundbreaking novel. This book involves vivid scenes, striking metaphors, and tough lines in between characters.

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    Jing Song
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The Big Sleep is Raymond Chandler's most famous book. It's a book originally published in 1939, but it doesn't matter, it's still relevant today. This was a genre changing book, a thriller full of action, beautiful metaphors and a wonderful and realistic main character. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves thrillers, action packed books and noir novels."
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    #8Farewell, My Lovely

    Farewell, My Lovely

    Farewell, My Lovely is a mystery fiction novel written by Raymond Chandler. This is the second book in the Philip Marlowe series. This book was originally published in 1940.

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    Omar Velázquez
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "if you looking for a great book with an interesting story, this is one to add to the list. It makes you want to come back for more time and time again. Definitely worth the time to read and get to the end to see what happens. "
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    #9The High Window

    The High Window
    The High Window is a fiction novel written by Raymond Chandler. This is the third book in the Philip Marlowe series. This mystery novel was originally published in 1942.
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    Bob Xu
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Raymond Chandler is a great author and his crime novels are one of the best in the industry. His way of narrating his stories is very interesting and captivating. I believe that everyone should at least read one of his novel in their lifetimes. "
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    #10The Simple Art of Murder

    The Simple Art of Murder

    The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler is a classic thriller on the author's eight classic detective stories. This book is narrated seamlessly in a bite-sized essay format. 

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    Daniel Monroy
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "he book is very interesting and thriller too"

Summary

Best What are the best must-read books by Raymond Chandler
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Long GoodbyeBooks 16 Paid
2Poodle SpringsBooks 13 Paid
3Trouble Is My BusinessBooks 10 Paid
4PlaybackBooks 10 Paid
5Killer in the Rain (Phillip Marlowe)Books 8 Paid
6The Little SisterBooks 8 Paid
7The Big SleepBooks 7 Paid
8Farewell, My LovelyBooks 4 Paid
9The High WindowBooks 2 Paid
10The Simple Art of MurderBooks 1 Paid
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