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eBook KILLER IN THE RAIN ePub

by Raymond Chandler

  • ISBN: 014002445X
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Raymond Chandler
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD; First Edition edition (January 1, 1966)
  • Pages: 430
  • ePub book: 1860 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1195 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 434

Description

Born 23 July 1888, Chicago, Illinois. Died 26 March 1959, La Jolla, California. Killer in the Rain’ was first published in Black Mask in January 1935; it was first published in book form in 1964.

Born 23 July 1888, Chicago, Illinois. Also published by penguin books. The Big Sleep, Farewell My Lovely, The High Window, The Lady in the Lake, The Little Sister, Playback, Trouble is My Business, The Long Goodbye, Killer in the Rain and Other Stories.

The list began with distinctive grey spines and evocative pictorial covers – a look that, after various incarnations, continues to influence their current design – and with books that are still considered landmark classics today.

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.

Rain beat very hard against the windows . They were shut tight and it was hot in the room and I had a little fan going on the table. The breeze from it hit Dravec's face high up, lifted his heavy black hair, moved the longer bristles in the fat path of eyebrow that went across his face in a solid line. Steiner had a collection of rare and half-rare smut books which he loaned out as high as ten dollars a day-to the right people.

Killer in the Rain Paperback – January 30, 1992. Chandler's first novel (THE BIG SLEEP) appeared in 1939, but he had been supporting himself as a writer for a half dozen years before that. by. Raymond Chandler (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. His first story appeared in the pulp magazine Black Mask in 1933. Even after he became successful as a novelist and screen writer, he continued to write stories for the pulps.

Killer in the Rain book. It was in the pulp detective magazines of the 1930s that Raymond Chandler's definitive take on the hard-boiled detective story first appeared. Here then, from the well-thumbed pages of 'Black Mask' and 'Dime Detective Magazine', are eight of his finest stories including 'The Man Who Liked Killer in the Rain collects together eight classic short stories by Raymond Chandler.

Killer in the Rain collects together eight classic short stories by Raymond Chandler. Here then, from the well-thumbed pages of 'Black Mask' and 'Dime Detective Magazine', are eight of his finest stories including 'The Man Who Liked Dogs', 'The Lady in the Lake' and 'Bay City Blues'.

Killer in the Rain' is vintage Chandler, the groundwork for his classic first novel The Big Sleep. 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.

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. Killer in the Rain' is vintage Chandler, the groundwork for his classic first novel The Big Sleep. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Give a Bookmate subscription →. About Bookmate.

It was in the pulp detective magazines of the 1930s that Raymond Chandler's definitive take on the hard-boiled detective story first appeared. Here then, from the well-thumbed pages of "Black Mask" and "Dime Detective Magazine", are eight of his finest stories including "The Man Who Liked Dogs", "The Lady in the Lake" and "Bay City Blues". Sharper than a hoodlum's switchblade, more exciting than an unexpected red-head and stronger than a double shot of whisky, they are packed full of the punchy poetry and laconic wit that makes Chandler the undisputed master of his genre.

Comments

avanger avanger
Chandler says way more, shows life in its contrasts, strong observations, detailed without being boring, creating an atmosphere who drags you around the same way he got dragged.
Emotional contrasts, like exposing nudity and vulnerability in its beauty and ugliness.
Chandler takes you and shows you all corners of life as it was and still is, secrecy, plots, backstabieng scams
with the ability to reduce all of it in simple actions exposing all who wanted to remain hidden.
His in depth understanding of human nature with its motivations are razor-blade sharp.
The survival of a loner, staying strong in the turmoil of deception, crimes, sex and money hungry egos, going down
when they cross his path.
There is so much more to it...................
Laitchai Laitchai
The Underland Chronicles #1: Gregor the OverlanderHaving grown up with the old movies which were in black & white, when I happened upon some Raymond Chandler Novels in the Kindle Store I just had to buy one at once, and I haven't been dissapointed, his writing is very sardonic and his discriptions of situations are spot on and exciting, his charactors are very believable and menacing and the wise cracks and one liners are great. this book is a very good read and would be as good as any of the big authors of today.
Faugami Faugami
Haven't finished this book yet - have lots of others to read at the mo - but so far I have enjoyed reading Chandler again - last read him many years ago. I like his style of writing - nothing flowery, no over-writing. Good.
krot krot
Chandler's first novel (THE BIG SLEEP) appeared in 1939, but he had been supporting himself as a writer for a half dozen years before that. His first story appeared in the pulp magazine Black Mask in 1933. Even after he became successful as a novelist and screen writer, he continued to write stories for the pulps. Did he need the money or did he simply enjoy writing short stories?

In 1950, he published a compilation of some of his pulp stories (THE SIMPLE ART OF MURDER.) His reason for selecting those to publish was that they hadn't been "cannibalized" to provide material for his novels. The eight stories in this book WERE cannibalized and readers familiar with his first, second, and fourth novels (THE BIG SLEEP, FAREWELL MY LADY, and LADY IN THE LAKE) will recognize the characters and plots.

In spite of the demand for his work, Chandler refused to allow them to be reprinted in his lifetime and you have to wonder why. He certainly wasn't ashamed to have been a pulp writer and was one of the first to insist that many pulp stories were of surprisingly high quality. Did he feel that reading the stories would somehow take away from the fuller treatments in his novels? Did he find something unseemly about exposing the process by which he combined characters and plots and fleshed them out to make a novel?

Fortunately for his fans, his intention not to reprint the stories went to the grave with him. His literary agent and heiress Helga Green published the remaining stories in 1964 with an introduction by UCLA Professor of American Literature Philip Durham. Durham was the author of DOWN THESE MEAN STREETS A MAN MUST GO: RAYMOND CHANDLER'S KNIGHT and a great admirer of both Chandler and his detective Philip Marlowe. In the introduction, he explains how Chandler pieced together his pulp stories to create three of his earliest iconic novels. If you're tempted to skip the introduction, don't. It's good stuff.

Are the stories as good as the novels? Absolutely not. Are they good reading? You bet. And if you know and love the novels, you'll enjoy seeing their origins. My favorite is "No Crime in the Mountains." It has a wonderful country constable who's the spitting image (pun intended) of the one in THE LADY IN THE LAKE. Unlike that book, this story doesn't ignore WWII, but jumps in with both feet, complete with Japanese saboteurs and German spies. It reads like a parody now, but in 1941 West Coast Americans were vulnerable and they knew it.

This one isn't available as a Kindle version, but used paperbacks can be found for a few dollars. If you love Chandler, it's worth the effort.
Kemath Kemath
I chose this rating because the book started off with so much "jargon" it was hard to understand what it was about at times. The influence of Peter Robinson began to come clear as the book progressed. The story line was okay once the language used became more normal english. Maybe an index of sayings and words would have been useful; not understanding the terms used certainly spoiled it for me.