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Books Like The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler | Suggesting Reading

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Another popular Chandler novel chronicling the adventures of Phillip Marlowe is The Long Goodbye, published in 1953. This novel was made into a Hollywood film (1973) directed by Robert Altman and starring Elliot Gould.

Al Clark's Raymond Chandler in Hollywood (1982) explores Chandler's life when he was writing screenplays for films such as Double Indemnity and The Blue Dahlia.

In 1994, Robert Parker, considered by many to be Chandler's successor as king of the hard-boiled detective novel, wrote Perchance to Dream, a sequel to The Big Sleep. Parker also finished the novel Chandler was working on when he died: Poodle Springs (1986).

Edward Thorpe's Chandlertown: The Los Angeles of Philip Marlowe (1983) examines the role Los Angeles plays in Chandler's detective fiction.

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