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Killer in the Rain

Killer in the Rain Killer in the Rain collects together eight classic short stories by Raymond Chandler It was in the pulp detective magazines of the s that Raymond Chandler s definitive take on the hard boiled dete

  • Title: Killer in the Rain
  • Author: Raymond Chandler
  • ISBN: 9780241956311
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Paperback
  • Killer in the Rain collects together eight classic short stories 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 LikedKiller in the Rain collects together eight classic short stories 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, 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 Anything Chandler writes about grips the mind from the first sentence Daily Telegraph One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards others still try to attain Sunday Times Chandler is an original stylist, creator of a character as immortal as Sherlock Holmes Anthony BurgessBest 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 His books include The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, Farewell, My Lovely, The Long Good bye, The Lady in the Lake, Playback, Killer in the Rain, The High Window and Trouble is My Business.

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    1. Raymond Chandler

      Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter.In 1932, at age forty four, Raymond Chandler decided to become a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Depression His first short story, Blackmailers Don t Shoot , was published in 1933 in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine His first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939 In addition to his short stories, Chandler published just seven full novels during his lifetime though an eighth in progress at his death was completed by Robert B Parker All but Playback have been realized into motion pictures, some several times In the year before he died, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America He died on March 26, 1959, in La Jolla, California.Chandler had an immense stylistic influence on American popular literature, and is considered by many to be a founder, along with Dashiell Hammett, James M Cain and other Black Mask writers, of the hard boiled school of detective fiction Chandler s Philip Marlowe, along with Hammett s Sam Spade, are considered by some to be synonymous with private detective, both having been played on screen by Humphrey Bogart, whom many considered to be the quintessential Marlowe.Some of Chandler s novels are considered to be important literary works, and three are often considered to be masterpieces Farewell, My Lovely 1940 , The Little Sister 1949 , and The Long Goodbye 1953 The Long Goodbye is praised within an anthology of American crime stories as arguably the first book since Hammett s The Glass Key, published than twenty years earlier, to qualify as a serious and significant mainstream novel that just happened to possess elements of mystery.

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    1. This is a collection of short stories most of which were later developed into Philip Marlowe novels. As such I strongly recommend reading them after you are done with Philip Marlowe.As an example I will talk about the title story. It is easily recognizable as a base for classic novel The Big Sleep. The main character of the story is a nameless PI (I looked through the story twice to make sure the guy is really nameless). His client is different: Philip Marlowe had a wealthy handicapped General w [...]


    2. Killer in the Rain, Raymond ChandlerKiller in the Rain refers to a collection of short stories, including the eponymous title story, written by hard-boiled detective fiction author Raymond Chandler. عنوانها: قاتل در باران؛ قاتل در باران و دو داستان دیگر؛ قاتل زیر باران؛ نویسنده: ریموند چندلر؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: پانزدهم نوامبر سال 2010 میلادیعنوان: قاتل در باران؛ ن [...]


    3. Raymond Chandler's work is always worth reading, so I picked this up in my local indie bookshop when I was somewhat at a loss. The story from Killer in the Rain is essentially the one he uses in The Big Sleep, but here you can read it without all the elaborations, which makes it a bit more focused and easy to understand.Mostly, though, I read Chandler for his use of language, and he does not disappoint in this short story.


    4. Muy buena recopilación de relatos (dos de ellos del gran Marlowe) que vuelven a demostrar que el maestro lo era por algo, hasta en las distancias cortas: un orfebre capaz de hacer verdadera poesía del relato policíaco.


    5. This book was published by Hamish Hamilton London 1964 and has the dust jacket shown in the picture.Contents:vii - Introduction by Philip Durham001 - Killer in the Rain039 - The Man Who Liked Dogs073 - The Curtain107 - Try the Girl143 - Mandarin's Gold187 - Bay City Rules241 - The Lady In The Lake283 - No Crime in the MountainsThe copyright states: First Published in Great Britain 1964


    6. Eight short stories in this book, written before Chandler wrote his novels. They are all reused and amended in his more popular novels - and developed into his Philip Marlowe series.The main characters in these are all the basis of Philip Marlowe, but go by the names Carmady, Dalmas and Evans.The introduction does some analysis - which was cleverer than my own which consists of " this storyline is familiar, but I have no idea which of Chandlers novels it is from", except where the titles are the [...]


    7. Basically a short story published in novella form. A quick, fun read. I tried to study Chandler's style as I went through it. Very simple, not poetic really. Quite a lot of description of physical locations, but mostly focused on the man-made things in them rather than on the natural world. Interesting characters, though.


    8. A collection of eight stories not previously reprinted, because Chandler had re-used much of the material in later novels (for some reason, he felt compelled to abandon material that had been thus "cannibalized") (according to the Introduction). So readers of his novels will notice extremely familiar elements in many of these stories. Now, Chandler is one of those amazing writers who lies in the background of a lot of later fiction - especially detective fiction - in part because of his material [...]


    9. Maybe not fair to the book since I picked this up during a reading slump when nothing was really working for me. One of those books that I thought I liked more than I did. Which is to say, I would read a story, think, "that was pretty good," and then put the book down for four days without ever thinking of picking it up again. It's fine, I guess, just not compelling. I do have to say for as much as people praise Chandler's prose style, I found it a bit tough to get through. So heavy on the 30's [...]


    10. Marlowe, under different monikers, talks and fights and drives through Los Angeles in a time before history began.


    11. Eight short stories, two I'd read before--sort of. One of the short stories is The Lady in the Lake which Chandler later reworked as a Marlowe novel. The other I might have read as a short story, but I didn't remember all the details. None of these stories was a let down. They had all the classic Chandler ingredients--the language, the characterisation, and the twists. Am up past my bedtime because I couldn't put the book down.


    12. من داستان های جنایی دوست دارم بخاطر همین هم این کتاب رو خوندمیه داستان مِلو و در سطح متوسط از همه لحاظ


    13. The danger of experiencing any earlier version of an artist’s work is that it provides us with a glimpse of the painstaking effort that went into the final version that we love, and we get to see the underlying skeleton of craftwork that lay beneath the finished work of art.We often see this on the bonus tracks of music CDs where original drafts of songs have weaker musical riffs and clumsier lyrics than the released track, and we see it in writers who publish first versions of more famous sto [...]


    14. Including the story in the title, there are eight short stories in this collection. Two of my favorites, The Man Who Liked Dogs, and The Lady in the Lake are included here. Ray Chandler had an ear for dialogue, and a talent for description that grab the reader by the throat and march him off into shamus territory. Consider this little randomly-chosen gem:"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 an [...]


    15. Killer in the Rain was an enjoyable piece of detective fiction. It was certainly not what one would term a whodunnit; its attention to the more sordid aspects of crime and its lacking in whimsicality separated it quite distinctly from an Agatha Christie-style mystery. The plot was cogent and I enjoyed reading it, but although its weary, melancholy style had some appeal, I never felt truly entertained or excited by the story. The lack of humour accentuated this. In short, Killer in the Rain was a [...]


    16. Early short story but it still has plenty of Chandler magic. "He had a belted suede raincoat on. He tore it open carelessly and got out a wallet that was not quite as big as a bale of hay. Currency stuck out of it at careless angles. When he slapped it down on his knee it made a fat sound that was pleasant to the ear."


    17. Just one of the best American authors. I need this writing as much as I need the music of the Doors and Jimi Hendrix (which is a lot!)



    18. This collection of short stories was published from 1935 to 1941, a period encompassing the beginning of Raymond Chandler's professional writing career to his maturation and recognition as a master of the detective story. Chandler had written poetry and essays as a young man from the ages of 20-24, and contemplated becoming a writer of sort-of high literary fiction and poetry then. But he was dissuaded by observing the career of another young writer who he thought was far superior in ability, wh [...]


    19. Killer in the Rain is a collection of eight of the toughest and most interesting Raymond Chandler short crime stories. Included in this collection are the following – 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 and No Crime in the Mountains. These short punchy stories may not have the elegant flowing poetry and prose of Chandler’s full-length novels but they are violent, hardboiled and just as mesmerising. Des [...]


    20. Chandler definitely has some sentences that he borrowed from Hemingway. That's fine, we all do I guess. These stories are pretty cool, but they get a bit monotonous. The hero's always going to get knocked unconscious in the 3rd or 4th chapter. He's never really going to get paid. He's going to drink a lot.But there are moments of literary brilliance, where Chandler makes the California landscape come alive in a real nice way, and there are some beautiful phrases about stars or the shapes light m [...]


    21. If you like the dark mysteries of the 20s and 30s — especially those of Raymond Chandler, these short stories which in large part were the first drafts of such classics as Farewell, My Lovely and Farewell, My Lovely, you will thoroughly enjoy these short stories. Even not having read Chandler's novels (but certainly having seen some of the movies), I can see the common threads and the beginning framework that would become those classics. This is great reading. I can't wait to start on Chandler [...]


    22. This is one of those hard boiled private eye stories that made Raymond Chandler famous, and though the book was published in 1964, after Chandler's death, the story was written in the 30s and published in a magazine, Black Mask.As a literary work, read today, it is really nothing special. The silent, strong, violent hero (or anti-hero) is quite common nowadays but being a long time reader of Child's Reacher novels, I can clearly see the line from Chandler to Child.This story is short, and can ea [...]


    23. This is a great collection of Raymond Chandler short stories. They predate his famous novels and are from his pulp fiction era but that is not a bad thing. The tales are punchy and well told and because they are only 80 pages per story they maintain the pace throughout. A great holiday read. Highly recommended.



    24. I'd forgotten how good Chandler was. I really enjoyed his gumshoe private eye. The story was short, but paced with descriptive, succinct prose.


    25. Love all of these stories, so 5 stars. But they are probably not the best starting point for anyone interested in finding out about Raymond Chandler.



    26. Una pequeña novela de un detective pulp sin nombre. No es mala, pero no me parece que destaque en nada, aunque la narración apunta maneras a algo muy chulo. En general es una buena obra, en la media.


    27. Another reviewer suggested only reading these after reading Chandler's full novels, and I would agree - the novels consist of cannibalised excerpts of these stories.Killer in the Rain, 3*: decent forerunner of the Big SleepThe Man Who Liked Dogs, 4*: Only the bit about the dope doctor is recognisable as being from another book and the whole dog attack bit is very readable.Curtain, 4*: the prototype of the finale of the Big Sleep but with a slightly better twistTry the Girl, 3*: okay first draft [...]


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