Download E-books A Ticket to the Boneyard (Matthew Scudder) PDF

By Lawrence Block

Twelve years in the past, Matthew Scudder lied to a jury to place James Leo Motley at the back of bars. Now the inventive psychopath is loose. And the alcoholic ex-cop-turned-p.i. needs to pay dearly for his sins. neighbors and previous enthusiasts -- even strangers unlucky adequate to proportion Scudder's identify -- are turning up lifeless. simply because a vengeful maniac is decided to not leisure till he is pushed his nemesis again to the bottle...and then to the boneyard.

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Download E-books House Dick (Hard Case Crime (Mass Market Paperback)) PDF

By E. Howard Hunt

Apartment Dick is one among Hunt’s best possible, a vintage hardboiled tale of a detective in a Washington D.C. inn (no, no longer that hotel) investigating a twisty story of housebreaking and homicide, of skullduggery below hide of darkness, of deception and moving loyalties – and of the associated fee you pay for those who belief the inaccurate humans…

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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 most sensible international Novel Award, Patricia Highsmith’s The Faces of January is a chilling story of suspense, suffused along with her trademark sluggish, 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 all of a sudden is of 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 by means of Academy Award nominee Hossein Amini (Drive), and produced via operating name and Timnick motion pictures (The proficient Mr. Ripley), it is going to be published later this fall.

“An offbeat, provocative and soaking up suspense novel.”—The ny 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 Waltz into Darkness PDF

By Cornell Woolrich

What occurs while an honest, ethical guy falls less than the baneful spell of a completely wicked, delectable girl? A best secret author, in his first novel, lines the downward process first rate Louis Durand as he tumbles to his final degraded hell - an unforgettable tale of suspense, terror, and fascination. this can be the tale of a guy betrayed through his personal loneliness and wish for love. From the romantic commencing to the tragic, logical finish, with sophisticated punishments and cumulative sins among, Louis Durand is trapped by way of his personal ardour. thoroughly credible is the facility which his pleasing, evil spouse holds over him. From the instant Bonnie fort arrives in New Orleans - with homicide and deception mendacity simply in the back of her guileless gaze and little lady attractiveness - Louis Durand is a doomed guy. His happiness is predicated upon a quicksand which quickly provides method underneath him. Dragged down through his connivance in crime, tortured by means of his personal doubts, Durand blindly follows his will-o'-the-wisp spouse at the direction that ends up in homicide, own damage, and ultimate anguish. Waltz into Darkness captures the magnolia-scented allure of recent Orleans within the Eighties, a nostalgic "period piece" of the times whilst women wore bustles and problematic robes, by no means smoked, by no means crossed their legs, hardly confirmed their ankles - and have been in a position to evil that is of no time or position. Filed with memorable scenes, peopled with strongly knit characters, expertly developed, Waltz into Darkness will continue the reader at the fringe of his chair to its ultimate climax.

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Download E-books The Man with the Getaway Face: A Parker Novel (Parker Novels) PDF

By Richard Stark

You most likely haven’t ever spotted them. yet they’ve spotted you. They realize everything. That’s their task. Sitting quietly in a nondescript vehicle open air a financial institution making word of the tellers’ paintings behavior, the positions of the protection guards. Lagging a number of vehicle lengths at the back of the Brinks truck on its day-by-day rounds. Surreptitiously jiggling the deal with of an unmarked carrier door on the racetrack.
They’re thieves. Heisters, to be unique. They’re execs, and Parker is much and away the easiest of them. If you’re making plans a task, you will want him in. difficult, shrewdpermanent, hardworking, and relentlessly fascinated by his exchange, he's the heister’s heister, the robber’s robber, the heavy’s heavy. You don’t are looking to move him, and also you don’t are looking to get in his method, 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 likely one of the such a lot unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir.  Lauded via critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose-style—and loved through fanatics 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 back the early volumes of this sequence to print for a brand new new release of readers to discover—and turn into addicted to.
 
Parker is going below the knife in The guy with the Getaway Face, altering his face to flee the mob and a freelance on his existence. alongside the best way he rankings his largest heist but: an armored automobile in New Jersey, crammed with cash.
 
“Westlake understands accurately the best way to seize a reader, draw her or him into the tale, after which slowly tighten his grip till get away is impossible.”—Washington put up publication World
 
“Elmore Leonard wouldn’t write what he does if Stark hadn’t been there prior to. And Quentin Tarantino wouldn’t write what he does with out Leonard. . . . previous 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 again and again. disregard 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 This Sweet Sickness PDF

By Patricia Highsmith

Following the nationwide bestseller Selected Stories, q4 brings the republication of a gripping Highsmith classic.

In This candy Sickness, David Kelsey has an unyielding conviction that existence will end up o.k. for him; he simply has to mend the location: he's in love with a married lady. captivated with Annabelle and the lifestyles he has imagined for them, David prepares to win her over, no matter what it takes.

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By Charles Willeford

From the 50’s to the 60’s, for those who have been an grownup guy, you may visit the again of any drugstore and for 1 / 4 or decide up a paperback “sleazy.” With their garish covers of half-naked girls and two-fisted males and amoral, violent stories of sexual conquest and clash, those paperbacks typically ended up jammed less than the bed the place respectable humans wouldn’t see them.

Charles Willeford wrote a couple of sleazies and excessive Priest of California tops all of them. Meet Russell Haxby, used-car salesman, sexual predator, and sociopath, an uncongenial little guy in a nasty little story that has no redeeming traits whatever other than to surprise the reader with its brutal and violent immorality and misogyny.

Originally released via Beacon Books in 1953.

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Download E-books The Lonely Silver Rain: A Travis McGee Novel PDF

By John D. MacDonald

From a loved grasp of crime fiction, The Lonely Silver Rain is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
 
Travis McGee has success to thank for his popularity as a prime salvager of stolen boats. Now Billy Ingraham, a self-made multi-millionaire, is making a bet that McGee can find his $700,000 customized cruiser. McGee isn’t so certain. He understands all too good the harmful hyperlink among Florida boatjackings and the drug exchange, and he’s vowed by no means to swim with the sharks—but if he desires to retain his head (AKA funds) above water, swim he will.
 
“As a tender author, all I ever sought after used to be to the touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me.”—Dean Koontz
 
even supposing McGee doesn’t think like protruding his neck for this situation, Billy’s spouse, Millis, convinces him to step as much as the problem. kind of. After a pilot good friend leads him to the stolen vessel, McGee instantly regrets unlikely together with his intestine. The yacht is not any longer a normal boat. It’s a slaughterhouse.
 
After witnessing the sordid scene, McGee realizes he’s knee-deep within the white-hot heart of a global cocaine ring. in the middle of this terrifying ordeal and an affair with a truly risky lady, McGee is stunned by way of the go back of a mystery from his prior. through the years, McGee has recovered many wrecks—now he’ll have to salvage his personal life.
 
Features a brand new creation through Lee Child

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Download E-books Playback PDF

By Raymond Chandler

Marlowe is employed through an influential legal professional he is by no means herd of to tail a stunning redhead, yet makes a decision he prefers to aid out the redhead. She's been acquitted of her alcoholic husband's homicide, yet her partner's father prefers to not take the court's be aware for it.

"Chandler wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sun-blinded streets of l. a. with a romantic presence:" -- Ross Macdonald

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