Killer in the Rain
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1964.
2nd Printing. Hardcover.
With an Introduction by Philip Durham.
Collection of eight noir short stories by the acclaimed author of The Big Sleep and Farewell, My Lovely including: 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, No Crime in the Mountains.
From Philip Durham’s introduction: “Here are eight stories in which one finds suspense, violence, tragedy, and a knight who cared about human lives. And one sees the city of Los Angeles – sometimes ‘a big dry sunny place with ugly homes and no style, but good-hearted and peaceful’ and sometimes ‘a hardboiled city with no more personality than a paper cup’ – vividly spread out there in southern California, just as Raymond Chandler saw it."Item #900349
Octavo, blue cloth, 394pp.
A little rubbing to edges of cloth, very good.