Download E-books The Big Fix PDF

By Ed Lacy, Leonard Zinberg

The following was once a chance he couldn't refuse. one among Lacy's top boxing novels.

"On the evening Irish Tommy Cork's homicide used to be deliberate, not anything greatly exceptional occurred. Tommy was once within the ring, taking a pasting — as usual."

First released 1960 (Pyramid G484)

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eISBN-13: 2940012190697

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Download E-books The Handle: A Parker Novel (Parker Novels) PDF

By Richard Stark

Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark’s eponymous secret novels, is among the so much unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir. Lauded by way of critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose style—and cherished by means of 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 undertaking 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.

In The Handle, Parker is enlisted via the mob to knock off an island on line casino guarded by means of speedboats and heavies, 40 miles from the Texas coast

"Parker . . . lumbers throughout the pages of Richard Stark’s noir novels scattering lifeless our bodies like peanut shells. . . . In a fancy international [he] makes issues simple.”—William Grimes, New York Times

“Whatever Stark writes, I learn. He’s a stylist, a professional, and that i completely get pleasure from his attitude.”—Elmore Leonard

“Westlake is familiar with accurately how one can seize a reader, draw her or him into the tale, after which slowly tighten his grip until eventually get away is impossible.”—Washington submit publication World

“Donald Westlake’s Parker novels are one of the small variety of books I learn again and again. fail to remember all that crap you’ve been telling your self approximately War and Peace and Proust—these are the books you’ll wish on that barren region island.”—Lawrence Block

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Download E-books Sweet Silver Blues (Garrett, P.I.) PDF

By Glen Cook

It's going to were an easy task. yet for Garrett, a human detective in an international of gnomes, monitoring down the girl to whom his useless friend Danny left a fortune in silver isn't any mild job. in spite of assistance from Morley, the hardest half-elf round, Garrett is not convinced he will make it out alive from a land the place magic should be homicide, the useless nonetheless speak, and vampires are continually hungry for human blood.

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Download E-books If The Coffin Fits PDF

By Day Keene

Day Keene wrote just a couple of novels with a p.i. because the major personality, yet this is often considered one of them. i feel it's a selection of a pulp story, yet I'm uncertain. besides, Tom Doyle is the first-person narrator. He has his personal organisation in Chicago. he's taking a role in valuable urban, Nevada, to aid out an outdated pal, who wishes Doyle to end up a guy blameless of homicide. whereas he's at it, Doyle's additionally going to need to freshen up imperative urban, that is a type of corrupt cities replete with playing, prostitution, and law enforcement officials at the take, all below the keep watch over of Mr. Big.

As quickly as Doyle steps off the aircraft, he's in a struggle, and after that issues by no means decelerate as Doyle is crushed, drugged, overwhelmed, drugged, propositioned, jailed, and crushed. in the meantime a lot of people are demise, simply as others have died earlier than whilst they've come on the subject of uncovering Mr. immense. the tale occurs over a number of days, and the one sleep Doyle will get is while he's knocked subconscious (which is usually) or drugged. the tale is lots extra advanced than i will describe right here, yet it's loads of enjoyable. in the event you just like the outdated pulp-styled p.i. tales, you'd discover a lot to love right here. i do know I did.

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Download E-books Everybody Dies (Matthew Scudder) PDF

By Lawrence Block

Matt Scudder is eventually major a snug lifestyles. The crime rate's down and the inventory market's up. Gentrification's prettying-up the outdated local. the hot York streets do not glance so suggest anymore.

Then all hell breaks loose.

Scudder fast discovers the spruced-up sidewalks are as suggest as ever, darkish and gritty and stained with blood. he is dwelling in a global the place the prior is a minefield, the current is a warfare region, and the future's an open query. it is a international the place not anything is sure and nobody's secure, a random universe the place no one's survival should be taken with no consideration. no longer even his own.

A global the place each person dies.

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Download E-books The Burnt Orange Heresy PDF

By Charles Willeford

A brand new paperback version of the neo-noir novel booklet critics have known as Willeford's top. Fast-talking, backstabbing, womanizing artwork critic Jacques Figueras will do something - blackmail, housebreaking, fencing, assassination - to additional his profession. Crossing the artwork global with the underworld, Willeford expands his noir palette to incorporate colorations of sunny Florida and peculiar tints of Surrealism while Figueras takes a task for an paintings collector who doesn't care how his paintings is gathered, no matter if it comprises murder.

Originally released 1971.

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Download E-books Cockfighter PDF

By Charles Willeford

A former specialist boxer, actor, horse coach and radio announcer, Charles Willeford (1919-1988) is better recognized for his Miami-based crime novels that includes hard-boiled detective Hoke Moseley, together with Miami Blues and Sideswipe. His profession as a author started within the past due Forties, however it used to be his 1972 novel Cockfighter that introduced his identify to a much wider viewers. Of that booklet, Harry Crews stated, "Charles Willeford renders the game with such wisdom and a focus to element that... I had the just about inexpressible impact of being on my knees back beside the nice battling pits of the southern circuit." thought of to be Willeford's masterpiece, Cockfighter is a brutal and gorgeous fiction of the yank South, loosely modeled, in accordance with the writer, on Homer's Odyssey. Frank Mansfield is the titular cockfighter: a silent and fiercely opposite guy whose obsession with successful will fee him virtually every thing. Mansfield haunts the cockpits, bars and roads of the agricultural South within the early Sixties, adrift yet constantly able to approximately something. First released in whole shape in 1972, and tailored by means of Willeford for a Monte Hellman movie in 1974 (which turned notorious for its use of actual animals within the struggle scenes), the unconventional Cockfighter has been out of print for almost twenty years. Cockfighter is issued right here with an creation via Jesse Pearson and is the second one quantity in PictureBox's ongoing Charles Willeford reissue sequence.

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Download E-books A Hell of a Woman PDF

By Jim Thompson

Frank "Dolly" Dillon has a role he hates, operating revenues and collections for Pay-E-Zee shops, a spouse named Joyce he cannot stand, and an account stability that hardly permits him to pay the money owed every month. operating door-to-door sooner or later, attempting to eke cash out of folks with even much less of it than he has, Dolly crosses paths with a gorgeous younger girl named Mona Farrell. Mona's being pressured via her aunt to do issues she does not like, with males she does not know--she desires out, any means she will get it. And to a guy who wishes not anything of what he has, Mona certain appears like anything he truly does.

Soon Dolly and Mona locate themselves interested by a scheme of theft, homicide and mayhem that makes Dolly's blood run chilly. As Dolly's plans start to get to the bottom of, his brain quickly follows.

In A HELL OF a girl, Jim Thompson bargains one other arresting portrait of a deviant brain, in an formidable crime novel that ranks between his most sensible paintings.

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Download E-books Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (The Niki Slobodian Series Book 1) PDF

By J.L. Murray

Niki Slobodian sees issues – issues that are not imagined to be there. categorised an irregular through New executive, her identify is tacked onto the Registry, which looks getting longer nowadays. Now she cannot paintings or she'll prove an analogous position as her father: in felony. yet without cash coming in, Niki's getting desperate. 

So whilst a mysterious buyer deals to get her off the Registry in trade for taking his case, Niki jumps on the likelihood. All she has to do is around up a homicidal darkish that is escaped from Hell and is cruising round the urban in borrowed our bodies. The murders are piling up, with Niki's infamous father in some way concerned, and Niki's working out of time. And it sort of feels the darkish is not the merely factor that escaped...

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