The Collected Works of Raymond Chandler

Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959) was an American novelist and screenwriter. In 1932, at the age of forty-four, Chandler became a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Great Depression. His first short story, “Blackmailers Don’t Shoot”, was published in 1933 in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine. His first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939. In addition to his short stories, Chandler published seven novels during his lifetime (an eighth, in progress at the time of his death, was completed by Robert B. Parker). All but Playback have been made into motion pictures, some more than once. In the year before his death, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America. He died on March 26, 1959, in La Jolla, California.
Chandler had an immense stylistic influence on American popular literature. He is considered to be a founder of the hard-boiled school of detective fiction, along with Dashiell Ha

Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959) was an American novelist and screenwriter. In 1932, at the age of forty-four, Chandler became a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Great Depression. His first short story, “Blackmailers Don’t Shoot”, was published in 1933 in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine. His first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939. In addition to his short stories, Chandler published seven novels during his lifetime (an eighth, in progress at the time of his death, was completed by Robert B. Parker). All but Playback have been made into motion pictures, some more than once. In the year before his death, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America. He died on March 26, 1959, in La Jolla, California.
Chandler had an immense stylistic influence on American popular literature. He is considered to be a founder of the hard-boiled school of detective fiction, along with Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain and other Black Mask writers. The protagonist of his novels, Philip Marlowe, like Hammett’s Sam Spade, is considered by some to be synonymous with “private detective.” Both were played in films by Humphrey Bogart, whom many consider to be the quintessential Marlowe.
Some of Chandler’s novels are important literary works, and three have been regarded as masterpieces: Farewell, My Lovely (1940), The Little Sister (1949), and The Long Goodbye (1953). The Long Goodbye was praised in an anthology of American crime stories as “arguably the first book since Hammett’s The Glass Key, published more than twenty years earlier, to qualify as a serious and significant mainstream novel that just happened to possess elements of mystery”.

We offer you the top science fiction books by Raymond Chandler:
5 Murderers
Bay City Blues
Five Sinister Characters
Goldfish
No Crime in the Mountains
Pearls Are a Nuisance
The Curtain
The King in Yellow
The Man Who Liked Dogs
Try the Girl
Wrong Pidgeon

Miss Silver series by Patricia Wentworth

Miss Silver is a fictional detective featured in 32 novels by British novelist Patricia Wentworth.

Miss Maud Silver is a retired governess-turned-private detective. Like Miss Marple, Miss Silver’s age and demeanor make her appear harmless. Some admire the character, believing that “while Miss Marple may receive ten times the attention as Miss Silver, … the woefully neglected Miss Silver is the real deal – a professional investigator and stand-up woman, a true forerunner of all future female private eyes. ” Others disagree, claiming that the character “has none of the credibility of … Miss Marple …. Her spinsterish appearance is inconsistent with her sensational behavior and also with the far-fetched plots of the novels she features in.

We offer you the 15 top books Miss Silver series:
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Miss Silver is a fictional detective featured in 32 novels by British novelist Patricia Wentworth.

Miss Maud Silver is a retired governess-turned-private detective. Like Miss Marple, Miss Silver’s age and demeanor make her appear harmless. Some admire the character, believing that “while Miss Marple may receive ten times the attention as Miss Silver, … the woefully neglected Miss Silver is the real deal – a professional investigator and stand-up woman, a true forerunner of all future female private eyes. ” Others disagree, claiming that the character “has none of the credibility of … Miss Marple …. Her spinsterish appearance is inconsistent with her sensational behavior and also with the far-fetched plots of the novels she features in.

We offer you the 15 top books Miss Silver series:

Miss Silver 06 – Miss Silver Deals With Death Aka Miss Silver Intervenes
Miss Silver 07 – The Clock Strikes Twelve
Miss Silver 09 – She Came Back Aka The Traveller Returns
Miss Silver 10 – Dark Threat aka Pilgrim’s Rest
Miss Silver 12 – Spotlight Aka Wicked Uncle
Miss Silver 14 – Eternity Ring
Miss Silver 18 – The Ivory Dagger
Miss Silver 20 – Anna, Where Are You Aka Death at Miss Silver
Miss Silver 24 – The Silent Pool
Miss Silver 25 – The Vanishing Point
Miss Silver 26 – The Benevent Treasure
Miss Silver 27 – The Gazebo Aka The Summerhouse
Miss Silver 28 – The Listening Eye
Miss Silver 29 – Poison in the Pen
Miss Silver 32 – The Girl in the Cellar