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Killer in the Rain Raymond Chandler

Killer in the Rain By Raymond Chandler

Killer in the Rain by Raymond Chandler


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Summary

It was in the pulp detective magazines of the 1930s that the author's definitive take on the hard-boiled detective story first appeared. This title includes stories that range from the well-thumbed pages of 'Black Mask' and 'Dime Detective Magazine', including 'The Man Who Liked Dogs', 'The Lady in the Lake' and 'Bay City Blues'.

Killer in the Rain Summary

Killer in the Rain by Raymond Chandler

From the creased pages of 1930s pulp magazines Black Mask and Dime Detective come eight of Raymond Chandler's finest short stories:

KILLER IN THE RAIN, THE MAN WHO LIKED DOGS, THE CURTAIN, TRY THE GIRL, MANDARIN'S JADE, BAY CITY BLUES, THE LADY IN THE LAKE and NO CRIME IN THE MOUNTAINS

Set against a Southern Californian backdrop, the stories are rich with suspense, violence and tragedy, and each comes laced with booze, bullets and a detective with an eye for a damsel in distress and an even keener eye for justice . . .

Readers will also recognize episodes, characters and flashbacks from the Marlowe novels that made Chandler the undisputed master of his genre.

'Anything he writes about grips the mind from the first sentence. It is a spare, finished performance: full of life and character: as tense as a tiger, springing into action' Daily Telegraph

'One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards others still try to attain' Sunday Times

'Chandler is an original stylist, creator of a character as immortal as Sherlock Holmes' Anthony Burgess

About Raymond Chandler

Best-known as the creator of the original private eye, Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and died in 1959. Many of his books have been adapted for the screen, and he is widely regarded as one of the very greatest writers of detective fiction.

Additional information

GOR004161585
9780241956311
0241956315
Killer in the Rain by Raymond Chandler
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2011-10-27
592
N/A
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