Noir

Download E-books The Two Faces of January PDF

By Patricia Highsmith

“[A] vintage mental thriller.”—USA Today

Originally released in 1964, and the winner of the CWA top overseas Novel Award, Patricia Highsmith’s The Faces of January is a chilling story of suspense, suffused along with her trademark gradual, creeping unease.

In a grubby Athens lodge, Rydal Keener is bored and killing time with petty scams. but if he runs into one other American, Chester MacFarland, dragging a man’s physique down the resort corridor, Rydan hastily has the same opinion to aid, maybe simply because Chester seems like his father. Then Rydal meets Collete, Chester’s more youthful spouse, and captivated, turns into entangled of their sordid lives, because the drama marches to a surprising climax on the ruins of the labyrinth at Knossos.

A movie model of The Faces of January, starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, and Oscar Isaac (Drive, within Llewelyn Davis) is in construction. tailored through Academy Award nominee Hossein Amini (Drive), and produced via operating identify and Timnick movies (The proficient Mr. Ripley), it is going to be published later this fall.

“An offbeat, provocative and soaking up suspense novel.”—The long island Times

“Patricia Highsmith is likely one of the few suspense writers whose paintings transcends genre.”—The Austin American-Statesman

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Download E-books Cotton Comes to Harlem PDF

By Chester Himes

A vintage access in Chester Himes’s trailblazing Harlem Detectives sequence, Cotton involves Harlem is considered one of his hardest-hitting and such a lot pleasing thrillers.
 
Flim-flam guy Deke O’Hara isn't any quicker out of Atlanta’s nation reformatory than he’s again at the streets operating the rip-off of a life-time. As sponsor of the Back-to-Africa flow, he’s hoping on an immense Harlem rally to provide an enormous collection—for his personal deepest charity. however the take is hijacked via white gunmen and hidden in a bale of cotton that by surprise every body desires to get his palms on. As NYPD detectives “Coffin Ed” Johnson and “Grave Digger” Jones piece jointly the complexity of the scheme, we're handled to Himes’s model of hard-boiled crime fiction at its very best.

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Download E-books 361 (Hard Case Crime Novels) PDF

By Donald E. Westlake

The lads within the tan-and-cream Chrysler got here with weapons blazing. whilst Ray awakened within the sanatorium a month later, he was once lacking a watch, and his father was once useless. Then issues began to get bad...

From the incomparable Donald E. Westlake comes a devastating tale of betrayal and revenge, exploring the boundaries of relatives loyalty and the way a long way a guy will move whilst every thing he loves is taken from him.

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Download E-books The Yiddish Policemen's Union: A Novel (P.S.) PDF

By Michael Chabon

For sixty years Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered within the Federal District of Sitka, a "temporary" shelter created within the wake of the Holocaust and the surprising 1948 cave in of the fledgling kingdom of Israel. The Jews of the Sitka District have created their very own little international within the Alaskan panhandle, a colourful and intricate frontier urban that strikes to the track of Yiddish. yet now the District is determined to revert to Alaskan regulate, and their dream is coming to an finish.

Homicide detective Meyer Landsman of the District Police has sufficient difficulties with no being concerned in regards to the upcoming Reversion. His lifestyles is a shambles, his marriage a break, his occupation a catastrophe. And within the reasonable resort the place Landsman has washed up, somebody has simply devoted a murder—right lower than his nostril. while he starts off to enquire the killing of his neighbor, a former chess prodigy, notice comes down from on excessive that the case is to be dropped instantly, and Landsman reveals himself contending with the entire robust forces of religion, obsession, evil, and salvation which are his heritage.

At as soon as a gripping whodunit, a love tale, and an exploration of the mysteries of exile and redemption, The Yiddish Policemen's Union is a unique purely Michael Chabon may have written.

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Download E-books Big City Girl PDF

By Charles Williams

Her husband in reformatory, a determined younger lady takes safe haven between sharecroppers.
Once, Cass Neely’s farm stretched around the complete valley, yet many years of undesirable judgements and rotten success have compelled him to unload approximately each inch. He and his son farm the meager continues to be of a once-great estate, residing in a grim downward spiral—until Cass’s daughter-in-law, pleasure, strikes in. She’s through some distance the main appealing factor this county has ever visible, yet she’s flat broke in view that her husband, Sewell, was once placed away for armed theft. She’s additionally prickly, lazy, and vain—traits that don’t take a seat good with hardscrabble living—and it isn’t lengthy earlier than she begins to get a violent case of cabin fever. because the rains endure down and the river begins to threaten the cotton, Sewell escapes from police custody and heads for domestic. Come hell or excessive water, the Neely kin will stick jointly, whether it potential disaster.

Charles Williams (1909-1975) used to be one of many preeminent authors of yankee crime fiction. Born in Texas, he dropped out of faculty in 10th grade to enlist within the US service provider Marine, serving ten years ahead of leaving to paintings within the electronics undefined. on the finish of worldwide battle II, Williams started writing fiction in San Francisco, the place the luck of the “backwoods noir” Hill lady (1951) allowed him to hand over his task and write complete time for the remainder of his life.

Williams’ fresh and a bit of informal narrative sort distinguishes his novels, which variety from hard-boiled noir to suspense thrillers, set within the sea and the Deep South. even if released through pulp homes, his paintings gained nice serious acclaim, with Hell Hath No Fury (1953) changing into the 1st paperback unique to be reviewed by way of mythical manhattan instances critic Anthony Boucher. a lot of his novels have been tailored to the display, together with lifeless 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 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 detect everything. That’s their activity. Sitting quietly in a nondescript automobile outdoors a financial institution making word of the tellers’ paintings behavior, the positions of the protection guards. Lagging a number of motor vehicle lengths in the back of the Brinks truck on its day-by-day rounds. Surreptitiously jiggling the deal with of an unmarked provider door on the racetrack.
They’re thieves. Heisters, to be unique. They’re professionals, and Parker is way and away the easiest of them. If you’re making plans a task, you will have him in. tricky, shrewdpermanent, hardworking, and relentlessly all in favour of his exchange, he's the heister’s heister, the robber’s robber, the heavy’s heavy. You don’t are looking to go 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 without doubt one of 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 by means of enthusiasts who flip each one intoxicating web page with expanding urgency—Stark is a grasp of crime writing, his books as influential as any within the style. The college of Chicago Press has launched into a venture to come the early volumes of this sequence to print for a brand new new release of readers to discover—and develop 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 whole underworld learns an unforgettable lesson: no matter what Parker does, he does deadly.
 
“Westlake is familiar with accurately the way to seize a reader, draw her or him into the tale, after which slowly tighten his grip till break out is impossible.”—Washington put up e-book World
 
“Elmore Leonard wouldn’t write what he does if Stark hadn’t been there sooner than. And Quentin Tarantino wouldn’t write what he does with out Leonard. . . . outdated 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 many times. omit all that crap you’ve been telling your self approximately War and Peace and Proust—these are the books you’ll wish on that wasteland island.”—Lawrence Block
 

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Download E-books Street of No Return PDF

By David Goodis

“David Goodis is the secret guy of hardboiled fiction.”—Geoffrey O’Brien

In Street of No Return, we meet the pathetic determine of Whitey. as soon as upon a time Whitey was once a crooner with a million-dollar voice and a status invitation from any lady who heard him use it. until eventually he had the undesirable success to fall for Celia. after which not anything might ever be a similar.

In Street of No Return, David Goodis works the magic that made him some of the most particular voices in hard-boiled fiction, making a claustrophobic universe within which wounded women and men collide with cataclysmic force.

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Download E-books The Barkeep PDF

By William Lashner

2015 Edgar Award Nominee

Justin Chase is the right barkeep, tending bar as he lives his existence, in a nation of Zen serenity. at the least till Birdie Grackle, a yellow-haired, foul-mouthed alcoholic from Texas, walks into his bar, orders a Mojito, and makes a startling confession.

Six years in the past Justin’s lifestyles was once ripped aside while he came upon his mother’s bludgeoned corpse within the lobby of the kin domestic. Now Justin’s father is serving a lifestyles sentence and Justin, after a stint in an asylum, drowns his feelings in a pool of internal peace. but if Birdie Grackle claims to be the hit guy who murdered Justin’s mom for the cash, Justin is hurled again to the sentiments, the prior, and, such a lot scary of all, the daddy he attempted to go away behind.

Who employed Birdie Grackle to kill Justin’s mom? used to be it Annie Overmeyer, the attractive younger lady with whom Justin’s father were having an affair? was once it Justin’s brother, who took good thing about his father’s conviction to take regulate of the kin company? was once it an individual from his mother’s mystery existence, the stunning info of which Justin is barely studying now? Or was once it possibly his imprisoned father, to whom Justin is without notice growing to be dangerously shut? For all of Justin’s efforts to banish emotion and attachment from his lifestyles, this searing trip into his earlier impacts him in methods he may by no means have anticipated.

As Justin items jointly the reality, a cruel killing desktop starts off stalking him, leaving a path of lifeless in his wake. somebody desires to bury the reality, and perhaps Justin, too. because the terror closes in, Justin had larger locate a few solutions speedy, as the stakes were raised—his existence is at the line and homicide seriously is not Zen.

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Download E-books Collusion: A Jack Lennon Investigation Set in Northern Ireland PDF

By Stuart Neville

A cruel murderer stalks Belfast and Detective Inspector Jack Lennon has been assigned to the case. As Lennon unravels a far-reaching conspiracy regarding collusion between Loyalists, IRA participants, and legislation enforcement, he discovers that his estranged former lover and their daughter are within the killer's cross-hairs. To capture the murderer and keep the one relatives he has, Lennon blurs the road among good friend and enemy through teaming up with an enigmatic killer named Fegan.

From the Hardcover edition.

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