Possibly a stupid suggestion, but have you considered going the regular library route?
At least for the first one
They are IMO good books, but not something that requires several days to read. Easy reading and around 200 page length for paperback if I recall correctly.(and available as ebook in my library)
I also enjoyed Robert B. Parker book Perchance to Dream which was an uncompleted Chandler book finished by Parker, I believe.
Sorry it was Poodle Springs I was talking about, Perchance to dream I have not read (yet)