Download E-books Five Noir Novels of the 1940s and 50s PDF

By David Goodis

In 1997 The Library of America's Crime Novels: American Noir collected, in volumes, 11 vintage works of the Nineteen Thirties, 40s, and 50s--among them David Goodis's moody and very lyrical masterpiece Down There, tailored by means of François Truffaut for his 1960 movie Shoot the Piano Player. Now, The Library of the US and editor Robert Polito group up back to have a good time the complete scope of Goodis's signature type with this landmark quantity gathering 5 nice novels from the peak of his profession. Goodis (1917-1967) used to be a Philadelphia- born pulp expressionist who introduced a jazzy kind to his spare, passionate novels of suggest streets and doomed protagonists: an blameless guy railroaded for his wife's homicide (Dark Passage); an artist whose existence turns nightmarish as a result of a cache of stolen cash (Nightfall); a dockworker looking to understand his sister's brutal dying (The Moon within the Gutter); a petty felony derailed by way of impossible to resist ardour (The Burglar); and a recognized crooner scarred by means of violence and descending into dereliction (Street of No Return). lengthy a cult favourite, Goodis now takes his position along Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett within the pantheon of vintage American crime writers.

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Download E-books House Dick (Hard Case Crime (Mass Market Paperback)) PDF

By E. Howard Hunt

Condo Dick is one among Hunt’s absolute best, a vintage hardboiled tale of a detective in a Washington D.C. resort (no, no longer that hotel) investigating a twisty story of housebreaking and homicide, of skullduggery lower than hide of darkness, of deception and transferring loyalties – and of the fee you pay if you belief the incorrect humans…

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Download E-books Cockfighter PDF

By Charles Willeford

A former specialist boxer, actor, horse coach and radio announcer, Charles Willeford (1919-1988) is healthier recognized for his Miami-based crime novels that includes hard-boiled detective Hoke Moseley, together with Miami Blues and Sideswipe. His occupation as a author begun within the overdue Nineteen Forties, however it used to be his 1972 novel Cockfighter that introduced his identify to a much broader viewers. Of that publication, Harry Crews acknowledged, "Charles Willeford renders the game with such wisdom and a focus to element that... I had the just about inexpressible impact of being on my knees back beside the nice battling pits of the southern circuit." thought of to be Willeford's masterpiece, Cockfighter is a brutal and lovely fiction of the yankee South, loosely modeled, in line with the writer, on Homer's Odyssey. Frank Mansfield is the titular cockfighter: a silent and fiercely opposite guy whose obsession with profitable will rate him virtually every little thing. Mansfield haunts the cockpits, bars and roads of the agricultural South within the early Sixties, adrift yet consistently able to approximately something. First released in entire shape in 1972, and tailored by means of Willeford for a Monte Hellman movie in 1974 (which turned notorious for its use of genuine animals within the struggle scenes), the radical Cockfighter has been out of print for almost two decades. Cockfighter is issued right here with an creation via Jesse Pearson and is the second one quantity in PictureBox's ongoing Charles Willeford reissue sequence.

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Download E-books Berlin Noir: March Violets; The Pale Criminal; A German Requiem PDF

By Philip Kerr

In BERLIN NOIR, Philip Kerr’s first 3 Bernie Gunther novels – MARCH VIOLETS, THE light legal, A GERMAN REQUIEM --  are compiled in a single quantity, the precise advent to the “best crime sequence round this present day” (The day-by-day Beast).

Ex-policeman Bernie Gunther idea he'd noticeable every little thing at the streets of Thirties Berlin. yet then he went freelance, and every case he tackled sucked him extra into the grisly excesses of Nazi way of life. or even after the battle, amidst the decayed, imperial splendour of Vienna, Bernie exposed a legacy that made the wartime atrocities glance lily-white in comparison...

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Download E-books A Hell of a Woman PDF

By Jim Thompson

Frank "Dolly" Dillon has a task he hates, operating revenues and collections for Pay-E-Zee shops, a spouse named Joyce he cannot stand, and an account stability that hardly permits him to pay the money owed every month. operating door-to-door at some point, attempting to eke funds out of folks with even much less of it than he has, Dolly crosses paths with a stunning younger girl named Mona Farrell. Mona's being pressured by means of her aunt to do issues she does not like, with males she does not know--she wishes out, any method she will be able to get it. And to a guy who desires not anything of what he has, Mona yes seems like anything he really does.

Soon Dolly and Mona locate themselves desirous about a scheme of theft, homicide and mayhem that makes Dolly's blood run chilly. As Dolly's plans start to get to the bottom of, his brain quickly follows.

In A HELL OF a lady, Jim Thompson deals one other arresting portrait of a deviant brain, in an bold crime novel that ranks between his top paintings.

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Download E-books The Outfit: A Parker Novel (Parker Novels) PDF

By Richard Stark

You most likely haven’t ever spotted them. yet they’ve spotted you. They realize everything. That’s their activity. Sitting quietly in a nondescript vehicle outdoor a financial institution making notice of the tellers’ paintings behavior, the positions of the safety guards. Lagging a couple of vehicle lengths at the back of the Brinks truck on its day-by-day rounds. Surreptitiously jiggling the deal with of an unmarked carrier door on the racetrack.
They’re thieves. Heisters, to be distinctive. They’re professionals, and Parker is way and away the easiest of them. If you’re making plans a task, you will want him in. tricky, shrewdpermanent, hardworking, and relentlessly fascinated about his exchange, he's the heister’s heister, the robber’s robber, the heavy’s heavy. You don’t are looking to pass him, and also you don’t are looking to get in his approach, simply because he’ll cease at not anything to get what he’s after.
Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark’s eponymous secret novels, is among the so much unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir.  Lauded by means of critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose-style—and cherished through fanatics who flip every one intoxicating web page with expanding urgency—Stark is a grasp of crime writing, his books as influential as any within the style. The collage of Chicago Press has launched into a undertaking to come back the early volumes of this sequence to print for a brand new new release of readers to discover—and turn into addicted to.
In The Outfit, Parker is going toe-to-toe with the mob—hitting them with heist after heist after heist—and the total underworld learns an unforgettable lesson: no matter what Parker does, he does deadly.
 
“Westlake is familiar with accurately how you can seize a reader, draw her or him into the tale, after which slowly tighten his grip till get away is impossible.”—Washington put up e-book World
 
“Elmore Leonard wouldn’t write what he does if Stark hadn’t been there ahead of. And Quentin Tarantino wouldn’t write what he does with out Leonard. . . . previous grasp that he's, Stark does them all one better.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“Donald Westlake’s Parker novels are one of the small variety of books I learn again and again. overlook all that crap you’ve been telling your self approximately War and Peace and Proust—these are the books you’ll wish on that barren region island.”—Lawrence Block
 

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