Bangkok Express

By James Newman

Bangkok convey is a regularly hilarious, regularly harmful, fast paced story of the methods and turns in an unique land the place what meets the attention usually fools, if now not confuses, the observer. Joe leaves in the back of a lifetime of commuter trains, a messy divorce, and an egotistical boss to adopt an task that adjustments his existence ceaselessly. For Joe, Thailand is a personal investigator's toughest problem. A land the place girls, drink and medication include no caution connected and not anything is what it sort of feels. Can Joe untangle an internet of corruption and lies and write the file that the 'suits' are looking to see? Or is there whatever else on supply, anything that might deliver extra happiness than that of a 'job good done'? Bangkok exhibit is a fantastically extraordinary, unique novel that may go away the reader feeling like they only stepped off a quick relocating educate within the world's most enjoyable urban.

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The Death of Sweet Mister: A Novel

By Daniel Woodrell

Shug Akins is a lonely, obese thirteen-year-old boy. His mom, Glenda, is the only one who loves him--she calls him candy Mister and makes an attempt to spice up his self belief and provides him desire for his destiny. Shuggie's purported father, pink, is a brutal guy with a quick fuse who mocks and despises the boy. Into this small-town Ozarks combine comes Jimmy Vin Pearce, together with his glossy eco-friendly T-bird and his clever urban outfits. whilst he and Glenda start a torrid affair, a sequence of violent occasions is unavoidably set in movement. the end result will holiday your center.

"This is Daniel Woodrell's 3rd publication set within the Ozarks and, just like the different , Give Us a Kiss and Tomato Red, it peels again the layers from lives already made naked via poverty and petty crime." --Otto Penzler, "Penzler choose, 2001"

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A Rage in Harlem (Harlem Cycle, Book 1)

By Chester Himes

Harlem Cycle #1
Originally released 1957

A Rage in Harlem is a ripping advent to Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, patrolling big apple City’s roughest streets in Chester Himes’s groundbreaking Harlem Detectives sequence.

For love of good, wily Imabelle, hapless Jackson surrenders his lifestyles mark downs to a con guy who is aware the key of turning ten-dollar debts into hundreds—and then he steals from his boss, purely to lose the stolen funds at a craps desk. fortunately for him, he can flip to his savvy dual brother, Goldy, who earns a living—disguised as a Sister of Mercy—by promoting tickets to Heaven in Harlem. With Goldy on his aspect, Jackson is prepared for payback.

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The Root of His Evil

By James M. Cain

Whereas slinging hash in a diner, a would-be Cinderella meets her Prince CharmingCarrie Selden isn't really in any respect just like the lady you've examine within the papers. notwithstanding she was once raised in an orphanage, she isn't an orphan. She didn't end highschool until eventually she was once nineteen, yet that used to be simply because she used to be operating as a waitress, now not simply because she used to be sluggish. And notwithstanding she's very crafty, good, she's no femme fatale. yet her good looks . . . oh sure, her attractiveness is every little thing you've heard. At twenty-one, she takes her rate reductions and strikes to manhattan urban, touchdown a role at a diner referred to as Karb's, on the backside rung of the eating place chain's tall company ladder. although she makes minimal salary, Carrie is savvy, and it isn't lengthy prior to she starts off to climb. whilst her coworkers unionize, they select her as president, and from there, the sky's the restrict. yet simply because the union will get underway, she meets a mysterious highbrow named Grant—who will both aid her upward push to the pinnacle, or drag her directly right down to hell.

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The Killer Inside Me

By Jim Thompson

All people within the small city of important urban, Texas loves Lou Ford. A deputy sheriff, Lou's identified to the small-time criminals, the real-estate marketers, and all of his coworkers--the low-lifes, the big-timers, and everybody in-between--as the nicest man round. He is probably not the brightest or the main attention-grabbing guy on the town, yet however, he is the type of officer you are satisfied to have conserving your streets secure. this kind of guy it's possible you'll even want your daughter might prove with someday.

But in the back of the platitudes and glad-handing lurks a monster the likes of which few have noticeable. An urge that has already claimed a number of lives, and value Lou his brother Mike, a self-sacrificing building employee fell to his dying at the task in what used to be whatever yet an coincidence. A homicide that Lou is set to avenge--and if blameless humans need to die within the approach, good, that is completely okay with him.

In THE KILLER within ME, Thompson is going the place few novelists have dared to move, giving us a pitch-black glimpse into the brain of the yank Serial Killer years ahead of Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, and Brett Easton Ellis's American Psycho, within the novel that would endlessly be referred to as the grasp functionality of 1 of the best crime novelists of all time.

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Dark Passage (Film Ink Series)

By David Goodis

Vince Parry, sentenced to existence in San Quentin for the alleged homicide of his spouse, escapes in an try to end up his innocence. A fugitive from justice within the depths of depression, he's sheltered by means of a girl as he attempts to find who framed him.

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The Little Sister

By Raymond Chandler

A film starlet with a gangster boyfriend and 2 siblings with a shared mystery trap Marlowe into the fewer than glamorous and greater than a bit harmful global of Hollywood popularity. Chandler's first foray into the that dominates the corporate city that's l. a..

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The Blackbirder (Femmes Fatales)

By Dorothy B. Hughes

A vintage global conflict II-era noir with a page-turning plot, a solid of colorfully sinister characters and a protagonist who's thrust into the center of political intrigue, this eye-catching 1943 novel parallels the undercover agent novels of Grahame Greene, Eric Ambler, and the flicks of Hitchcock and Lang. yet in -signature Hughes style, The Blackbirder has a genre-bending twist: its hardboiled protagonist is a woman.

Born of yankee expatriate mom and dad, Julie Guilles used to be a good looking, sheltered wealthy lady turning out to be up in Paris, a favourite of the “Ritz Bar” set. yet every thing replaced whilst the Nazis rolled into the town of lighting fixtures. After 3 years of existence underground, Julie is hiding out in big apple; yet she is familiar with hassle is coming while the corpse of an acquaintance seems on her doorstep. With a bunch of attainable risks on her tail—the Gestapo, the FBI and the recent York cops—she embarks on a determined trip to Santa Fe looking for her final, top desire. “The Blackbirder”is a legend between refugees, a trafficker in human souls who flies less than the radar to carry humans to defense around the Mexican border—for a price.

With no assets at her disposal yet a smuggled diamond necklace and her personal razor-sharp wits, Julie needs to navigate a tangle of dangers—and take a stand within the world wide fight that has shattered the lives of hundreds of thousands. unlike the common representations of wartime ladies as “Mrs. Minivers” guarding domestic and fireside, Dorothy B. Hughes provides her intrepid heroine a spot on the middle of the action

Dorothy B. Hughes (1904–1993) is the writer of various hardboiled secret novels. 3 of her books grew to become winning motion pictures: The Fallen Sparrow (1943), Ride the red Horse (1947), and In a Lonely Place (1950), reprinted by means of the Feminist Press in 2003. In 1978 she was once named a Grand grasp by way of the secret Writers of America.

Femmes Fatales restores to print the easiest of women’s writing within the vintage pulp genres of the mid-20th century. From secret to hard-boiled noir to taboo lesbian romance, those rediscovered queens of pulp supply subversive views on a turbulent period. benefit from the sequence: Bedelia; The Blackbirder; Bunny Lake Is lacking; via Cecile; The G-String Murders; the ladies in 3-B; In a Lonely position; Laura; mom unearths a physique; Now, Voyager; Skyscraper; Stranger on Lesbos; Women's Barracks.

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The Mike Hammer Collection, Volume 2: One Lonely Night, The Big Kill, Kiss Me Deadly

By Mickey Spillane

"There's a type of energy approximately Mickey Spillane that no different author can imitate." —The big apple Times

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

The monstrous Kill
One Lonely Night
Kiss Me, Deadly

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

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