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Description - Killer in the Rain by Raymond Chandler

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780241956311
ISBN-10: 0241956315
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 36mm)
Pages: 592
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Oct-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - 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.

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