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By David Goodis

They are saying guy wishes a girl to visit hell with.  Cassidy had two.  One was once Mildred, the spouse who stored him chained with ties of worry and jealousy and paralyzing sexual need.  The different was once Doris, a frail angel with a 100-proof halo and a bottle rather than a harp.  With these , Cassidy stumbled on that the trip to hell might be two times as fast.

Cassidy's lady has the entire qualities that made its writer a virtuoso of the hard-boiled: a fiercely compelling ploy; characters who self-destruct in spectacularly unpredictable methods; and an insider's wisdom of all of the routes to the ground.

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By Charles Williams

Charles Williams (1909-1975) was once one of many preeminent authors of yank crime fiction. Born in Texas, he dropped out of college in 10th grade to enlist within the US service provider Marine, serving ten years prior to leaving to paintings within the electronics undefined. on the finish of worldwide warfare II, Williams all started writing fiction in San Francisco, the place the luck of the “backwoods noir” Hill lady (1951) allowed him to give up his activity and write complete time for the remainder of his life.

Williams’ fresh and a little bit informal narrative kind distinguishes his novels, which variety from hard-boiled noir to suspense thrillers, set within the sea and the Deep South. even though released through pulp homes, his paintings received nice serious acclaim, with Hell Hath No Fury (1953) changing into the 1st paperback unique to be reviewed via mythical manhattan occasions critic Anthony Boucher. lots of his novels have been tailored to the monitor, together with useless Calm (1963) and Don’t simply Stand There! (1966), for which Williams wrote the screenplay. He died in 1975.
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Download E-books Every Dead Thing: A Charlie Parker Thriller PDF

By John Connolly

Tortured and very good inner most detective Charlie Parker stars during this mystery by way of New York Times bestselling writer John Connolly.

Former NYPD detective Charlie "Bird" Parker is at the verge of insanity. Tortured by way of the unsolved slayings of his spouse and younger daughter, he's a guy fed on through guilt, remorse, and the need for revenge. whilst his former accomplice asks him to trace down a lacking woman, Parker reveals himself drawn right into a global past his imagining: an international the place thirty-year-old killings stay shrouded in worry and lies, a global the place the ghosts of the useless torment the residing, an international haunted by means of the assassin accountable for the deaths in his family—a serial killer who makes use of the human physique to create artistic endeavors and takes faces as his prize. however the seek awakens buried instincts in Parker: instincts for survival, for compassion, for romance, and, eventually, for killing.

Aided by way of a gorgeous younger psychologist and a couple of bickering occupation criminals, Parker turns into the bait in a capture set within the humid bayous of Louisiana, a catch that threatens the lives of every body in its achieve. pushed through visions of the lifeless and the voice of an previous black psychic who met a negative finish, Parker needs to search a last, brutal war of words with a assassin who has moved past all notions of humanity, who has got down to create a hell on the earth: the serial killer recognized in simple terms because the touring Man.

In the culture of vintage American detective fiction, Every lifeless Thing is a stressful, richly plotted mystery, choked with memorable characters and gripping motion. it's also a profoundly relocating novel, excited about the character of loyalty, love, and forgiveness. Lyrical and terrifying, it really is an formidable debut, triumphantly discovered.

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Download E-books Villain: A Novel PDF

A younger assurance saleswoman is located strangled at Mitsuse move. Her friends and family are surprised and terrified. The pass—which tunnels via a mountainous zone of southern Japan—has an eerie heritage: a hideout for robbers, murderers, and ghostly creatures lurking at night.
 
Soon in a while, a tender building employee turns into the first suspect. because the research unfolds, the occasions major as much as the homicide come darkly into concentration, revealing a forged of characters: the sufferer, Yoshino, a lady a lot too longing for attractiveness; the suspect, Yuichi, a automobile fanatic misunderstood by way of every person round him; the victim’s middle-aged father, a barber dissatisfied together with his lifestyles; and the suspect’s getting older grandmother, who survived the hunger of postwar Japan in simple terms to be laid low with neighborhood gangsters. And, eventually, there's determined Mitsuyo, the lonely lady who unearths Yuichi on-line and makes the large mistake of falling for him.
 
A stunningly darkish mystery and a tapestry of noir, Villain is the English-language debut for Shuichi Yoshida, certainly one of Japan’s such a lot acclaimed and finished writers. From desolate seashore cities and lighthouses to like inns and on-line chat rooms, Villain finds the interior lives of guys and ladies who all have anything to conceal. half police procedural, half gritty realism, Villain is a coolly seductive tale of loneliness and alienation within the southernmost reaches of Japan.

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction (Cambridge Companions to Literature) PDF

As well as masking the "detective" fiction of writers like Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, this selection of British and American crime fiction considers different kinds of fiction the place crime performs a considerable half, reminiscent of the mystery and secret agent fiction. Ranging during the last 3 centuries, it comprises chapters at the research of crime in eighteenth-century literature; French and Victorian fiction; ladies and black detectives; crime on movie and television; and police fiction and postmodernist makes use of of the detective shape.

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Download E-books They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (Serpent's Tail Classics) PDF

By Horace McCoy

"Sordid, pathetic, senselessly intriguing. . . has the immediacy and the importance of a nerve-shattering explosion."—The New Republic

The melancholy of the Nineteen Thirties led humans to determined measures to outlive. The marathon dance craze, which flourished at the moment, appeared an easy means for individuals to earn more cash dancing the hours away for funds, for weeks at a time. however the underside of that craze was once jam-packed with a contest and violence unknown to such a lot ballrooms.

Horace McCoy was once born close to Nashville, Tennessee in 1897. His novels contain I must have Stayed Home (1938), and Kiss day after today Goodbye (1948).

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Download E-books Texas by the Tail PDF

By Jim Thompson

Mitch Corley has a female friend with dear tastes and a ruthless spouse who refuses to develop into an "ex" with no significant reimbursement. He wishes massive funds and he wishes it speedy. Which makes Texas Mitch's traditional vacation spot, considering the fact that nowhere are wealthy males extra vulnerable to stake large sums on a roll of the cube. the one challenge is that Texans are sore losers--and they've got merciless and inventive methods of having again at someone who cheats them.

Texas through the Tail is a high-spirited, horny, and ingeniously plotted novel of the grifting existence, via a author who's a digital encyclopedia of the con, the rip-off, and the double move.

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Download E-books The Wrath of Angels (Charlie Parker, Book 11) PDF

By John Connolly

Within the depths of the Maine woods, the wreckage of a airplane is came across. There aren't any our bodies, and no such aircraft has ever been mentioned lacking, yet males either sturdy and evil were looking it for an extended, lengthy time.

What the wreckage conceals is extra vital than cash. it truly is strength: an inventory of names, a checklist of these who've struck a care for the satan. Now a conflict is set to begin among those that wish the record to stay mystery and people for whom it represents a very important weapon within the fight opposed to the forces of darkness.

The race to safe the prize attracts in inner most detective Charlie Parker, a guy who is familiar with greater than such a lot in regards to the nature of the poor evil that seeks to impose itself at the international, and who fears that his personal identify could be at the record. It lures others, too: a stunning, scarred girl with a style for killing; a silent baby who recalls his personal demise; and a serial killer referred to as the Collector, who sees within the checklist new lambs for his slaughter. yet because the rival forces descend upon this northern country, the woods arrange to fulfill them, for the wooded area depths conceal different secrets.

Someone has survived the crash. Something has survived the crash. And it's waiting...

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