22. The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler 1939 I dunno- I've been on this whodunit jag recently, with a bit of hoi polloi tossed in to sweeten the measure. My 2nd favorite so far, after Roger Ackroyd. Gangster/Cop/Robber fast paced plot. Centered around the exploits and crimes of 2 daughters in a rich family. I definitely prefer Chandler over Hammett. Cross another off the list, although I switched to the 2010 list which set me back about 10 books.