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Killer in the Rain by Raymond Chandler
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Aug 13, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: mystery, short-stories
Recommended for: everyone
Read in January, 1980

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 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."
p. 25

These are eight of the very best detective stories ever written.
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