Download E-books Encyclopedia of Film Noir PDF

By Geoff Mayer

When audience reflect on movie noir, they generally photo actors like Humphrey Bogart taking part in characters like Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon, the movie in accordance with the publication by way of Dashiell Hammett. but movie noir is a style a lot richer. The authors first learn the controversy surrounding the parameters of the style and the numerous other ways it really is outlined. They talk about the Noir urban, its surroundings and backdrop, and in addition the cultural (WWII) and institutional (the apartment UnAmerican actions Committee, and the construction Code management) affects at the subgenres. An research of the low finances and sequence movie noirs offers info on these cult classics. With over 2 hundred entries on motion pictures, administrators, and actors, the Encyclopedia of movie Noir is the main entire source for movie lovers, scholars, and scholars.

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Download E-books The Woman Chaser PDF

By Charles Willeford

Richard Hudson, girl chaser and used automobile salesman, possesses a pimp's realizing of the ways that girls (and males) are such a lot weak. at some point Richard comes to a decision to make an formidable movie, which becomes a fiasco. Enraged, he exacts revenge on all who've crossed him. "No one writes a greater crime novel than Charles Willeford." - Elmore Leonard

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Download E-books The Deep Blue Good-by: A Travis McGee Novel PDF

By John D. MacDonald

From a liked grasp of crime fiction, The Deep Blue Good-by is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
 
Travis McGee is a self-described seashore bum who received his houseboat in a card online game. He’s additionally a knight-errant who’s cautious of charge cards, retirement advantages, political events, mortgages, and tv. He purely works while his money runs out, and his rule is straightforward: He’ll assist you locate no matter what used to be taken from you, so long as he can retain half.
 
“John D. MacDonald was the great entertainer of our age, and a enthralling storyteller.”—Stephen King
 
McGee isn’t quite strapped for funds, yet how can an individual say no to Cathy, a candy backwoods woman who’s been tortured many times by means of her manipulative ex-boyfriend Junior Allen? What Travis isn’t watching for is simply what percentage ladies Junior has torn aside and left in his wake. input Junior’s newest sufferer, Lois Atkinson.
 
Frail and damaged, Lois can slightly get off the bed whilst Travis reveals her, not to mention maintain herself alive. yet Travis becomes mom McGee, giving Lois new lifestyles as he seems to be for the ruthless guy who steals women’s spirits and livelihoods. yet he can’t wager how violent his quest is quickly to develop into. He’ll study the not easy means that there has to be casualties during this video game of cat and mouse.
 
Features a brand new advent via Lee Child

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Download E-books Interface PDF

By Joe Gores

Neil Fargo is a San Francisco inner most investigator employed via the rich Maxwell Stayton to discover his lacking daughter. His seek takes him into the very middle of the city's gruesome underbelly. And Fargo makes the circulate into the drug enterprise at with reference to a similar time as Docker, a Vietnam veteran with shut hyperlinks to Fargo, is storming via San Francisco's felony underworld on a murderous crusade of revenge.

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Download E-books Whip Hand PDF

Invoice Brown is a savvy, often sincere L. A. cop who flees to Dallas after an research into corruption pursuits a few of his off-duty prepared crime playing neighbors. while his lifestyles is threatened to maintain him quiet, invoice buys a bus price tag, and stumbles onto a kidnapping/murder plot of a tender lady in Dallas. He bargains his prone to the victim's prosperous relations, as they search revenge at the bumbling kidnappers.

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Download E-books Setup On Front Street (Key West Nocturnes, Book 1) PDF

By Mike Dennis

Key West, 1991. Don Roy Doyle is again on the town. tricky and quick-witted, he's clean out of felony, the place he served 3 years for a diamond swindle. Now he's again to gather his percentage of the proceeds, approximately $200,000, however the funds has vanished.

A neighborhood kin dynasty which has managed the island's politics for generations, a cop with a grudge, the FBI, and the Russian mob all have a stake within the motion. They're confident Cuba is at the verge of "opening up", they usually all wish Doyle gone. 

In this tightly-knit city, who could be depended on? and the way lengthy can Doyle remain alive? 

Setup On entrance Street is the 1st novel in Mike Dennis' Key West Nocturnes sequence. It takes you deep contained in the international of Key West noir, a global tucked long ago within the shadows, the place the travelers by no means pass.

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Download E-books Low Town (Low Town, Book 1) PDF

By Daniel Polansky

Drug purchasers, hustlers, brothels, soiled politics, corrupt police officers . . . and sorcery. Welcome to Low city.

In the forgotten again alleys and flophouses that lie within the shadows of Rigus, the best urban of the 13 Lands, you can find Low city. it really is an unsightly position, and its cham­pion is an unpleasant guy. Disgraced intelligence agent. Forgotten warfare hero. autonomous drug broker. After a fall from grace 5 years in the past, a guy referred to as the Warden leads a lifetime of crime, hooked on affordable violence and costly medicinal drugs. on a daily basis is a continuing hustle to discover new buyers and defend his turf from low-life pageant like Tancred the Harelip and Ling Chi, the enigmatic crime lord of the heathens.

The Warden’s lifetime of drugged iniquity is shaken by way of his dis­covery of a murdered baby down a dead-end highway . . . set­ting him on a collision direction with the lifestyles he left at the back of. As a former agent with Black House—the mystery police—he understands greater than a person that homicide in Low city is a daily factor, the type of crime that doesn’t get investi­gated. to guard his domestic, he'll participate in a perilous online game of deception among underworld bosses and the psy­chotic head of Black condominium, however the fact is much darker than he imagines. In Low city, nobody will be depended on.

Daniel Polansky has crafted an exhilarating novel steeped in noir sensibilities and constant motion, and set in an unique global of gorgeous mind's eye, resulting in a gut-wrenching, unforeseeable end. Low Town is an eye-catching debut that would depart readers riveted . . . and hun­gry for more.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books The Mike Hammer Collection, Volume 2: One Lonely Night, The Big Kill, Kiss Me Deadly PDF

By Mickey Spillane

"There's one of those strength approximately Mickey Spillane that no different author can imitate." —The ny Times

Apparently. along with his trend-setting Mike Hammer detective novels, Mickey Spillane shot to superstardom as the most infamous bestselling sensations in publishing historical past. This powerhouse assortment contains 3 of the master's long-out-of-print maximum novels-together for the 1st time in a single explosive volume:

The giant Kill
One Lonely Night
Kiss Me, Deadly

Includes a distinct creation via Shamus and Edgar Award-winner Lawrence Block

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