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The Best Raymond Chandler Books  

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List Rules Vote for the Raymond Chandler novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best Raymond Chandler books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Raymond Chandler is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Raymond Chandler who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

Books on this list include The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye. What are Raymond Chandler's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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The Long Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Raymond Chandler Books
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Farewell, My Lovely is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Raymond Chandler Books
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The Big Sleep is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Raymond Chandler Books
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The Lady in the Lake is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Raymond Chandler Books
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The High Window is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Raymond Chandler Books
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The Little Sister is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Raymond Chandler Books
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The Simple Art of Murder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Raymond Chandler Books
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Playback is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Raymond Chandler Books
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Raymond Chandler Speaking is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Raymond Chandler Books
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Killer in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Raymond Chandler Books
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Pearls Are a Nuisance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Raymond Chandler Books
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The Raymond Chandler Omnibus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Raymond Chandler Books
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Poodle Springs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Raymond Chandler Books
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