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    By Richard Stark

    Parker's again in prison, yet not only any outdated penal complex; it is the correctional heart, the place humans with no bail wait earlier than and through their trial. So Parker's first order of industrial is to construct a community between those cons and holiday on via to the opposite part. as soon as out, he will get concerned about a heist manage by way of one in all his co-conspirators, however the deal heads south, and Parker and his fellow escapees are operating for his or her lives. A forged of police officers, busybodies, snitches, and vulnerable hyperlinks fast have the partitions final in on him. For Parker, the final word jailbreak is set to start.

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  • Download E-books A Mickey Spillane Companion PDF

    By Robert L. Gale

    At one time, Mickey Spillane had authored seven of the head ten bestsellers in historical past, and will were the main greatly learn writer on the earth. Spillane masterful storytelling grabs his readers together with his first paragraph and leads them spellbound towards his climax. in addition to Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Ross Macdonald, he continues to be one in all America's maximum secret writers. This booklet is a handy advisor to his works.

    An establishing chronology lists the executive occasions in his existence and occupation. the majority of the quantity provides numerous hundred alphabetically prepared entries on his writings. Lengthier entries summarize the plots of his works, together with I, the Jury; My Gun Is Quick; Vengeance Is Mine!; and The lengthy Wait. Shorter entries determine his a number of characters, together with his rather memorable detective, Mike Hammer. decide upon entries record works for extra studying, and the amount concludes with a quick bibliography.

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    By Megan Abbott

    From Edgar® -nominated novelist Megan Abbott, who makes “devotees of Cain and Chandler crumple and beg for mercy” (The Hollywood Reporter), The track Is You imagines an exhilarating end to the nonetheless unsolved in view that 1949 Black Dahlia homicide case.

    On October 7, 1949, dark-haired starlet Jean Spangler kissed her five-year-old daughter goodbye and left for an evening shoot at a Hollywood studio. "Wish me luck," she stated as she crossed her hands, winked, and walked away. She used to be by no means obvious back. the one clues left in the back of: a handbag with a damaged strap present in a close-by park, a cryptic notice, and rumors approximately mobster boyfriends and ill-fated romances with motion picture stars.

    Drawing in this true-life lacking individual case, Megan Abbott's The tune Is You tells the tale of Gil "Hop" Hopkins, a smooth-talking Hollywood publicist whose profession, regardless of his complex own lifestyles, is at the upward thrust. it truly is 1951, years after Jean Spangler's disappearance, and Hop reveals himself unwillingly drawn into the nonetheless unsolved secret by way of a pal of Jean who blames Hop for concealing information about Jean's whereabouts the evening she vanished. pushed through guilt and worry of blackmail, Hop delves into the case himself, feverishly attempting to remain one step prior to an intrepid girl reporter additionally chasing the tale. Hop proposal he'd obvious all of it, yet what he uncovers either tantalizes and horrifies him as he plunges deeper and deeper into Hollywood's substratum in his try to discover the truth.

    In the culture of James Ellroy's The Black Dahlia and Joyce Carol Oates's Blonde, The tune Is You conjures a heady brew of fact and hypothesis, of truth and pulp fiction, taking the reader on a dismal travel of Tinseltown, from motion picture studios, gala premieres, and posh nightclubs to gangsters, blackmailing B-girls, and the darkest secrets and techniques that lie at the back of Hollywood's luminous façade. on the middle of all of it is Hop, a guy torn among cutthroat ambition and his personal most sensible intentions.

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    It is the final days of Prohibition and the 1st days of the melancholy and East Coast crime bosses are vying for keep watch over of l. a.. stuck in the midst of the intrigues is Gerry Kells, a former big apple enforcer now residing a lifetime of ease at the West Coast. because the fiercely self sufficient Kells rejects the appeals of varied crime bosses who have the desire to make use of his skills, robust forces align opposed to him. Being framed for a homicide seems to be the least of his problems and because the stakes get larger, and the percentages get longer, it is only Kells' nerve and durability that maintain him one step sooner than the law—and the reaper. that includes some of the most brutal finales in crime fiction heritage, this misplaced 1933 masterpiece took hard-boiled writing as a long way is it adequately may well. a few say too some distance.

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    By Matthew Blood

    Note: First released in 1952.

    Morgan Wayne knew that the peddlers of vice and dope have been untouchable. He knew that the Mafia's arm used to be lengthy and its hand-held a killer's knife. He knew the keen ladies they'd ship to tempt and betray him. He knew his personal nerve and energy and ability. He knew the white hate inside of him for the crime lords and their gunmen. So he walked on my own into the very center of gangland to deal justice the place the legislation had failed.

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    Des ambiances, des quartiers, des figures qui ont marqué l. a. Cité de Calvin... Genève comme décor de five nouvelles noires

    Cinq passionnés de polars. Une joyeuse bande. Tous proposent ici une histoire noire ayant pour cadre Genève. Manière pour eux de célébrer le bicentenaire de los angeles police genevoise sur le mode littéraire. C’est Pierre Maudet qui a pris l’initiative de les réunir. Le ministre de los angeles police en personne. directions ? Pas d’instructions ! Liberté totale. A chacun son sort, son époque et ses personnages. Voici cinq nouvelles enlevées, inédites et bien contrastées.

    L’historien – nous entraîne dans les rebondissements d’un drame qui s’est déroulé à Genève voici près de deux cents ans. Vraiment ? En retrouvant son père, Anne plonge dans une affaire qu’elle croyait fictive. Mais tout le monde le sait : l. a. fiction, parfois, rejoint los angeles réalité.

    La populaire – visite le zoo d’Aïre en 1937. On retrouve un nettoyeur en mauvaise posture. Mort. Fils de gendarme, le jeune Marcel mène l’enquête derrière son père. Les hommes peuvent être mauvais témoins, ça oui. Mais les animaux n’oublient rien…

    L’érudit – se demande qui pouvait en vouloir au vieil Ezéchiel. Et que faisait-il d’ailleurs dans ce parc, ce jour-là ? Serait-ce que… Mais oui ! Sa assortment. Fabuleuse. Des centaines de manuscrits du XVIIIe siècle. Une valeur, vous n’avez pas idée.

    Le polygraphe – fait disparaître un industriel bigot mais pas réglo. Et l. a. chaise de Calvin. Puis un cupboard d’avocat. Invitant à Genève « son » commissaire du Quai des Orfèvres, Solnia, il déroule une fantasy sociale baignée non de sang, mais d’humour. Noir, bien sûr.

    L’effrontée – met en scène une pop famous person américaine au Stade de Genève fin juin 2014, un beginner de Carambar, un flic boulimique, une comtesse alcoolique. Mais aussi une disparition mystérieuse, un crime dans un parc et… une petite gown noire.

    Un recueil pour célébrer le bicentenaire de los angeles police genevoise

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    Comme los angeles maison est vide, à présent ! Il n’est pas temps de gémir, et pourtant je pense à tout ce qui s’est goé autour de moi au cours de ces derniers mois, à l’assassinat auquel j’ai échappé à deux et même trois reprises, à celle qui est morte à ma position, et au style qu’a connu son assassin.

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    - « Une série d'enquêtes pour locavores du crime rédigées par des auteurs du cru. Sous leurs plumes, Genève offre un décor à l. a. fois familier et décalé. Traversé de clins d'œil, ce recueil bon enfant offre un florilège inégal de mini-polars plus cocasses que sanglants. » Le Matin Dimanche

    - « On despatched que les cinq auteurs s'en sont donné à cœur joie. Les cinq histoires – chacune écrite dans un type résolument différent - sont courtes et truffées de références. Les meilleurs connaisseurs du bout du lac pourront d'ailleurs s'amuser à décoder les clins d'œil les plus subtils. En outre, Genève, sang dessus dessous peut se lire comme un bel exercice de type qui prouve - à qui en douterait encore - que les déclinaisons possibles du style « polar » sont infinies. » Valérie Gogniat, Le Temps

    - « Un beau livre en cinq fictions policières qui nous narre Genève, ses beautés, son histoire, ses cultures, ses paradoxes avec des plumes succulentes qui nous font découvrir le travail quotidien du policier! » Gorgui Ndoye Le web publication de Continent Premier

    A PROPOS DES AUTEURS

    5 nouvelles noires d’écrivains genevois : Eric Golay, Corinne Jaquet, Luc Jorand, André Klopmann et Sandra Mamboury.

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  • Download E-books Something More Than Night PDF

    By Ian Tregillis

    Ian Tregillis's Something greater than Night is a Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler encouraged homicide secret set in Thomas Aquinas’s imaginative and prescient of Heaven. It’s a noir detective tale starring fallen angels, the heavenly choir, nightclub stigmatics, a clergyman with a filthy mystery, a femme fatale, and the Voice of God.

    Somebody has murdered the angel Gabriel. Worse, the Jericho Trumpet has long past lacking, placing Heaven on the point of a really cosmic difficulty. however the twisty plot that unfolds from the homicide research results in anything a lot larger: a con activity one thousand million years within the making.

    Because this can be no mere homicide. A small band of angels has determined to damage out of heaven, yet they want a human patsy to make their plan work.

    Much of the tale is advised from the viewpoint of Bayliss, a cynical fallen angel who has modeled himself on Philip Marlowe. The yarn he spins follows the development of a Marlowe novel—the mysterious dame who wishes his aid, getting grilled through the bulls, discovering a stiff, getting slipped a mickey.

    Angels and gunsels, dames with eyes like fireplace, and a grand maguffin, Something greater than Night is a homicide secret for the cosmos.
    A Kirkus studies Best Fiction booklet of 2013

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