A younger assurance saleswoman is located strangled at Mitsuse move. Her friends and family are stunned and terrified. The pass—which tunnels via a mountainous quarter of southern Japan—has an eerie background: a hideout for robbers, murderers, and ghostly creatures lurking at night.
Soon later on, a tender development employee turns into the first suspect. because the research unfolds, the occasions major as much as the homicide come darkly into concentration, revealing a bothered solid of characters: the sufferer, Yoshino, a girl a lot too longing for reputation; the suspect, Yuichi, a motor vehicle fanatic misunderstood by way of every body round him; the victim’s middle-aged father, a barber disenchanted along with his existence; and the suspect’s getting older grandmother, who survived the hunger of postwar Japan in basic terms to be stricken by neighborhood gangsters. And, ultimately, there's determined Mitsuyo, the lonely girl who unearths Yuichi on-line and makes the massive mistake of falling for him.
A stunningly darkish mystery and a tapestry of noir, Villain is the English-language debut for Shuichi Yoshida, one in every of Japan’s such a lot acclaimed and comprehensive writers. From desolate beach cities and lighthouses to like lodges and on-line chat rooms, Villain finds the interior lives of fellows and girls who all have whatever to conceal. half police procedural, half gritty realism, Villain is a coolly seductive tale of loneliness and alienation within the southernmost reaches of Japan.
By James M Cain
Acknowledged First Printing. a good reproduction in a VG- airborne dirt and dust jacket. The ebook has bumps to its reduce corners and rubs to the higher corners. dirt soiling to the perimeters of the higher web page blocks. The dirt jacket has a 1" chip lacking entrance front panel's decrease correct nook. Rubs to the corners and backbone suggestions. The rear panel has a chip at its reduce left nook and sticky label pulls at its reduce correct nook. airborne dirt and dust soiling to the panels.
By Libby Fischer Hellmann
A set of 15 crime fiction brief tales in print., a few of them award-winners, via writer Libby Fischer Hellmann. the gathering is split into components: The Ellie Foreman/Georgia Davis tales (5) and Chicago Then and Now; different locations, different occasions (10) observe: this can be the mixed print model of great woman Does Noir, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.
Now here's Charles Williams' River lady, in each manner a huge of a book--the tale of a guy and a lady who met and knew immediately that no longer all of the global might tear them aside. River lady, first released in 1951 as "The Catfish Triangle," is a e-book that stocks a few similarities with Cain's The Postman continually earrings two times. Down in swamp state a deputy sheriff meets and falls in love with a tender lass, yet her husband stands within the way... for a time.
By Lawrence Block
While Byrne and Susan Hollander are killed in a brutal domestic invasion, the total urban catches its collective breath. a number of days later the killers ensue useless in the back of a locked door in Brooklyn. One has killed his associate, then himself. the town sighs with aid. The police officers shut the case.Matt and Elaine Scudder have been within the similar room with the Hollanders hours ahead of their deaths. regardless of himself, Scudder is interested in the Hollander case. The nearer he appears, the extra he senses the presence of a 3rd guy, a puppet grasp who manipulated his accomplices, then minimize their strings whilst he used to be performed with them.The villain who looms within the shadows is one in every of Block's so much encouraged creations, chilly and diabolical, murdering for excitement and revenue. not anyone yet Scudder even suspects he exists and he's no longer performed killing.He's simply getting started....
This is the fifteenth Matthew Scudder novel in 25 years, and readers of Block's noir sequence be aware of what to anticipate. It's all right here: an ideal evocation of the attractions, sounds, and scents of latest York urban; journeys to AA conferences in church basements; Mick Ballou's bar; and the ordinary characters akin to Ballou, the streetwise TJ, and Elaine, the civilizing effect. during this most up-to-date trip, Matt and Elaine attend a "Mostly Mozart" gain live performance at Lincoln heart. on the similar live performance are a pair who're later murdered of their top West part residence. Then, the "murderers" are themselves killed in Brooklyn. with out someone rather asking him to, and for wish of whatever greater to do, Scudder begins to select at this example till the complete tale unravels ahead of him to a startling end. infrequently, the true assassin narrates a bankruptcy, which provides a cat-and-mouse aspect. yet these trying to find quickly motion won't locate it the following the speed is leisurely, and characters and set items are virtually as vital as plot. (Library Journal)
By Paul Duncan
By James M. Cain
By Charles Williams
The past due Charles Williams may be top often called a author of taut action-adventure novels often with a nautical tie in (Dead Calm, Scorpion Reef, etc). He additionally wrote the very compelling noir masterpiece entitled the new Spot. The fallacious Venus accordingly represents a one hundred eighty measure departure from William's traditional literary fare. It's an over-the-top comedy approximately american citizens in Paris. This very humorous ebook is populated with a few attention-grabbing characters. A spinsterish authoress of top promoting intercourse sopping wet novels, a few completely inept kidnappers, a ruthless French gangster and a six foot tall blond great thing about a ghostwriter who's lovely reliable at judo... to call just a couple of. There's additionally lots of slapstick motion and an abundance of very shrewdpermanent discussion. the incorrect Venus is a perfectly interesting exhibit for an incredibly varied facet to Charles William's huge talent.
Charles Williams (1909-1975) was once one of many preeminent authors of yankee crime fiction. Born in Texas, he dropped out of college in 10th grade to enlist within the US service provider Marine, serving ten years sooner than leaving to paintings within the electronics undefined. on the finish of worldwide conflict II, Williams begun writing fiction in San Francisco, the place the luck of the “backwoods noir” Hill woman (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 though released through pulp homes, his paintings received nice serious acclaim, with Hell Hath No Fury (1953) turning into the 1st paperback unique to be reviewed via mythical long island occasions critic Anthony Boucher. lots of his novels have been tailored to the monitor, together with useless Calm (1963) and Don’t simply Stand There! (1966), for which Williams wrote the screenplay. He died in 1975.
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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 risky global of Hollywood reputation. Chandler's first foray into the that dominates the corporate city that's l. a..
By David Goodis
Vince Parry, sentenced to existence in San Quentin for the alleged homicide of his spouse, escapes in an try to turn out his innocence. A fugitive from justice within the depths of depression, he's sheltered through a lady as he attempts to find who framed him.