First Edition of Raymond Chandler's Killer in the Rain
Killer in the Rain.
Item Number: 39009
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1964.
First edition of this collection of short stories by Raymond Chandler. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with some rubbing to the extremities.
Killer in the Rain is 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.