First edition. The U. K. edition precedes the U. S. edition. Fine, bright copy in dust jacket lightly soiled on the rear panel and with a tiny closed tear along the top edge of the rear cover. Contains 8 stories. In his early works, Killer in the Rain and The Curtain, Chandler laid the groundwork for his signature character, Philip Marlowe. The hero of such novels as The Big Sleep and Farewell, My Lovely takes center stage in the gripping stories in this series.
Inventory Number: 46370