By Lawrence Block, Mickey Spillane, Jonathan Craig, David Alexander, Harry Whittington, William Campbell Gault, Richard S. Prather,
This anthology positive factors the most well-known authors writing on the height in their careers! quantity 4 of grasp of Noir has the subsequent ten nice tales: THE PICKPOCKET by way of MICKEY SPILLANE, I DON'T idiot round by means of LAWRENCE BLOCK, guy WITH A SHIV by way of RICHARD WORMSER, THE FLOATER via JONATHAN CRAIG, SWAMP seek via HARRY WHITTINGTON, FACE OF EVIL by means of DAVID ALEXANDER, look after your self by way of WILLIAM CAMPBELL GAULT, the short LINE by means of artwork CROCKETT, CRIME OF ardour through RICHARD S. PRATHER, and LUST tune by way of STUART FRIEDMAN
THE PICKPOCKET by way of MICKEY SPILLANE first seemed in Manhunt, December 1954.
I DON'T idiot round via LAWRENCE BLOCK first seemed in Trapped Detective tale journal, February 1961.
MAN WITH A SHIV via RICHARD WORMSER first seemed in Manhunt, December 1956.
THE FLOATER by way of JONATHAN CRAIG first seemed in Manhunt, January 1955.
SWAMP seek through HARRY WHITTINGTON first seemed in homicide, July 1957.
FACE OF EVIL by way of DAVID ALEXANDER first seemed in Manhunt, January 1957.
TAKE CARE OF your self by way of WILLIAM CAMPBELL GAULT first seemed in homicide, July 1957.
THE speedy LINE through artwork CROCKETT first seemed in Manhunt, December 1956.
CRIME OF ardour through RICHARD S. PRATHER first seemed in Manhunt, December 1954.
LUST track by way of STUART FRIEDMAN first seemed in Manhunt, December 1956.
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