Many of the books I read are parts of a series - usually, but not always, mystery series.
I'd like to try to complete some of the series - some I have no intention of revisiting.
This blog is a way for me to keep a record of the books I've read and the ones I've yet to try.
And anyway, I've always loved making lists.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Raymond Chandler: Philip Marlowe Mysteries

Main Character: Private detective Philip Marlowe
Setting: California, mainly Los Angeles

Bold type indicates a book I've read.

The Big Sleep (1939)
Farewell, My Lovely (1940)
The High Window (1942)
The Lady in the Lake (1943)
The Little Sister (1949)
Trouble Is My Business (1950) (short fiction: four-story collection)
The Long Goodbye (1954) (Edgar Award for Best Novel, 1955)
Playback (1958)
Poodle Springs (1959) (incomplete; completed by Robert B. Parker in 1989)


  1. Thanks for the Raymond Chandler list of the Phillip Marlowe series - that's what I was looking for as someone told me to read him. I like mystery series too....have read quite a few authors on your list - I don't see Martha Grimes on your list...I like her Richard Jury series....You've given me lots of new authors to explore. Thanks!

  2. What were your favourites?
    I have read the The Big Sleep and I fell in love with Chandler's writing.
    Trying to choose the next one.



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