Killer in the Rain and Other Stories

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Killer in the Rain and Other Stories is a collection of four mysteries of which Killer in the Rain and The Curtain are early Raymond Chandler stories that set the groundwork for the creation of the Philip Marlowe character, Goldfish and Finger Man are classic Marlowe mysteries. 4 cassettes.
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Overview

Killer in the Rain and Other Stories is a collection of four mysteries of which Killer in the Rain and The Curtain are early Raymond Chandler stories that set the groundwork for the creation of the Philip Marlowe character, Goldfish and Finger Man are classic Marlowe mysteries. 4 cassettes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787105556
  • Publisher: NewStar Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/1996
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Abridged, 4 Cassettes
  • Product dimensions: 4.15 (w) x 7.06 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Raymond Chandler

RAYMOND CHANDLER began his writing career at age 45. His muscular, fast-paced style set the standard for American mysteries. He distilled the essence of life in Southern California in the 1940s and 1950s in such novels as The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, The Long Goodbye, The High Window, Trouble is My Business, The Lady in the Lake, Red WInd and Playback

RAYMOND CHANDLER began his writing career at age 45. His muscular, fast-paced style set the standard for American mysteries. He distilled the essence of life in Southern California in the 1940s and 1950s in such novels as The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, The Long Goodbye, The High Window, Trouble is My Business, The Lady in the Lake, Red WInd and Playback

Biography

Raymond Thornton Chandler (1888 - 1959) was the master practitioner of American hard-boiled crime fiction. Although he was born in Chicago, Chandler spent most of his boyhood and youth in England where he attended Dulwich College and later worked as a freelance journalist for The Westminster Gazette and The Spectator. During World War I, Chandler served in France with the First Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, transferring later to the Royal Flying Corps (R. A. F.). In 1919 he returned to the United States, settling in California, where he eventually became director of a number of independent oil companies. The Depression put an end to his career, and in 1933, at the age of forty-five, he turned to writing fiction, publishing his first stories in Black Mask. Chandler's detective stories often starred the brash but honorable Philip Marlowe (introduced in 1939 in his first novel, The Big Sleep) and were noted for their literate presentation and dead-on critical eye. Never a prolific writer, Chandler published only one collection of stories and seven novels in his lifetime. Some of Chandler's novels, like The Big Sleep, were made into classic movies which helped define the film noir style. In the last year of his life he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America. He died in La Jolla, California on March 26, 1959.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Raymond Thornton Chandler
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 23, 1888
    2. Place of Birth:
      Chicago Illinois
    1. Date of Death:
      March 26, 1959
    2. Place of Death:
      La Jolla, California

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