Farewell, My Lovely, Raymond Chandler, 1940

My husband and I have been getting super into Raymond Chandler’s hard boiled detective fiction lately and love reading about his infamous wise-cracking, sarcastic Private Investigator, Philip Marlowe. These books are both intentionally and unintentionally hilarious and a lot of fun to read.

Well, today I found a copy of Farewell, My Lovely, a Marlowe book written in 1940 on archive.org and I was so excited that I just had to share it with all of you! I’m really looking forward to reading this with my husband!


Here is the synopsis, from Goodreads: “Marlowe’s about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves, another murder, a fortune-teller, a couple more murders, and more corruption than your average graveyard.

You can read this book online or download a copy for yourself here, on archive.org.

I hope you all enjoy it!


2 thoughts on “Farewell, My Lovely, Raymond Chandler, 1940

  1. Cool that it’s available free online. I’ve read some Chandler and love it, spent last summer with Dashiell Hammett, and I just finished listening to the audiobook of James Cain’s Double Indemnity.

    If you’re in the mood, I highly recommend the BBC radio dramatizations of the Chandler Marlowe novels. Toby Stephens is superb as Marlowe.

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    • I love Chandler and Hammett! I’m actually (impatiently) waiting for books by both to arrive in the mail, along with some pulp story/novel collections (The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps and the Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction). I just can’t get enough of this style of writing! I’m going to have to check out James Cain next!

      Oooh, I’m going to have to track down those BBC radio dramatizations of Chandler’s Marlowe novels! I love BBC radio’s dramatizations of Agatha Christie novels, so can already tell I’ll be in for a treat! Thank you so much for the recommendation! 🙂

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