Hard Cover. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1964. First American Edition. Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First American edition. Publisher's blue cloth, lettered in white to front board and spine; in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by Rob Howard. About fine with a touch of wear to spine ends; in a very good dust jacket with some wear and small chips to extremities, particularly the spine foot and upper right corner of front board. Overall, a nice copy. Bruccoli A14.2 Killer in the Rain is a collection of eight short stories first published in pulp magazines: "Killer in the Rain" (1935), "The Man Who Liked Dogs" (1936), "The Curtain" (1936), "Try the Girl" (1937), "Mandarin's Jade" (November 1937), "Bay City Blues" (1937), "The Lady in the Lake" (1939), and "No Crime in the Mountains" (1941). Notably, these stories had remained uncollected during Chandler's lifetime at his own request. Most of them predate his first novel, The Big Sleep (1939), and are what Chandler referred to as his "cannibalized" stories, as he reworked much of the material to be used in his novels.