Killer in the Rain (Paperback)
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Killer in the Rain (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 15/02/2011
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'I pushed her back into the house without saying anything, shut the door. We stood looking at each other inside. She dropped her hand slowly and tried to smile. Then all expression went out of her white face and it looked as intelligent as the bottom of a shoe box...I lit my cigarette, puffed it slowly for a moment and then asked: "What are you doing here?" Before creating Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler perfected the hardboiled private detective story in the pages of "Blask Mask" magazine - tough, spare tales of gumshoes and murder, laced with a weary lyricism and deadpan, laconic wit. "Killer in the Rain" is vintage Chandler, the groundwork for his classic first novel "The Big Sleep".

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141195896

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“Killer in the Rain”

This story started with a lot of promise, and had me hooked quickly- which is necessary for a short story!

The descriptive language used really built the landscape of the story and the pace of the writing helped you... More

Paperback edition
21st March 2011
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A great little noir detective novel for a rainy day!
Grimy and never quite what it seems, this is a great short story that has style and a wonderfully twisted plot.
A great introduction for those who have not read any... More

Paperback edition
18th May 2015
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“A True Old School Crime Classic!”

A short, sharp shock of old-school crime writing, with a moody Private Detective narrator and a troubled family web of lies and deceit to unravel, this is a true classic. For less than £3, what more could you ask for?

Paperback edition
19th August 2011
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