The Long Goodbye: A Novel by Raymond Chandler

This novel follows the story of a hard-boiled detective in Los Angeles who becomes embroiled in a complex case when he befriends a drunk named Terry Lennox. After Lennox's wife is found dead, Lennox disappears to Mexico and the detective is left to unravel the mystery. The detective then takes on another case of a missing husband, which becomes intertwined with the Lennox case, leading to a web of deceit, corruption, and murder. The detective's pursuit of the truth leads him through a gritty and corrupt world, testing his resolve and morality.

The 157th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 1617

Since this book was first published in 1953, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 1617.0.

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