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Killer In The Rain by  Raymond Chandler - First Edition - 1964 - from The Rare Book Shelf (SKU: 000636)

Killer In The Rain

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Killer In The Rain

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • hardcover
  • First
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1964. Bound in the publishers fine weave two tone blue boards with contrasting white title lettering to spine and front board. This is the first American edition of the collection of eight short stories from which sprang the infamous sleuth Philip Marlowe. Much of the material within these short stories formed the basis for Raymond Chandlers first four novels. The 394 pages remain in fresh, clean condition with no inscriptions and are tightly bound. Book sits solid and square with all hinges strong. A sharp presentable book inside and out. Housed in the Rob Howard designed atmospheric dustwrapper with publishers printed price intact on front inside flap. Light overall wear and rubbing mainly to the edges otherwise the dustwrapper is in very good condition. Protected in a removable archival booksleeve to preserve its condition. Photographs of the book and the dustwrapper are available on request. Within these stories one finds suspense, violence and tragedy in a big city called Los Angeles. A very nice copy of an absorbing collection of Raymond Chandler short stories.. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. FIRST EDITION.


"Killer in the Rain" refers to a collection of short stories, including the eponymous title story, written by hard-boiled detective fiction author Raymond Chandler. The collection features eight short stories originally published in pulp magazines between 1935 and 1941. At Chandler's request, the stories remained uncollected during his lifetime and, save for three which were reprinted without his express permission, were not republished until 1964.


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Killer In The Rain
Chandler, Raymond
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Used - Near Fine
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Very Good
First Edition
Houghton Mifflin Company
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