The Long Goodbye Author:Raymond Chandler The Best Mysteries of All Time — Raymond Chandler is unquestionably a true titan of American crime fiction. He virtually spawned the genre of "hard-boiled" detective fiction with his unforgettable series featuring the tough-talking, morally idealistic private eye Philip Marlowe. Marlowe has been imitated and emulated countless times on the writ... more »ten page, on television, and in the world of Hollywood film. The Long Goodbye, originally published in 1953, features Marlowe--and Chandler--at the peak of their powers.
Chandler was a slow writer and published only seven novels. Yet his masterful depiction of one man battling crime in a world of rampant corruption has earned him a reputation as an unparalleled master of mystery writing. His Marlowe novels have sold more than five million copies and have been printed in twenty-five languages.
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