Killer in the Rain
'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. Then all expression went out of her white face and it looked as intelligent as the bottom of a shoe box...I lit my cigarette, puffed it slowly for a moment and then asked: "What are you doing here?"
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.
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Review: Killer in the RainUser Review - Jillian - Goodreads
This is an interesting look at the various iterations of plot development that an author can go through before creating a final major work. Killer in the Rain is a series of stories that Chandler ... Read full review
Review: Killer in the RainUser Review - Charles Fresquez - Goodreads
It's Raymond Chandler so of course it was an amazing read once again. This collection of short stories give one a glimpse into Chandlers process of using short stories to create longer works. Chandler takes elements of at least two stories and used them in the novel "The Big Sleep". Read full review