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 together with her trademark sluggish, creeping unease.

In a grubby Athens resort, 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 is of the same opinion to assist, possibly simply because Chester feels 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, inside of 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 will likely be published later this fall.

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

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

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Download E-books Sleep with the Devil PDF

By Day Keene

Ferron was once huge, tricky and ruthless—he'd holiday your arm once examine you. He had the morals of a tomcat and the instincts of a rattlesnake. yet Ferron used to be sitting beautiful. In big apple urban he had Lydia —a beautiful redhead who enjoyed him to distraction. Upstate he had Amy—lovely, virginal and filthy rich; she may possibly not often wait until eventually they have been married. within the trunk of his battered automobile he had a hundred thousand dollars.
—And he had actually gotten away with homicide! Ferron was once very fortunate. Then his global began to come aside on the seams with shattering suddenness ...

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Download E-books The Blunderer PDF

By Patricia Highsmith

"Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing...bad goals that retain us thrashing for the remainder of the night."―The New Yorker

for 2 years, Walter Stackhouse has been a devoted and supportive husband to his spouse, Clara. She is far-off and neurotic, and Walter unearths himself harboring grotesque fantasies approximately her death. whilst Clara's useless physique turns up on the backside of a cliff in a way uncannily similar to the hot demise of a girl named Helen Kimmel who was once murdered through her husband, Walter reveals himself lower than extreme scrutiny. He commits a number of mistakes that declare his occupation and his popularity, fee him his associates, and at last threaten his existence. The Blunderer examines the darkish obsessions that lie underneath the outside of possible usual humans. With unerring mental perception, Patricia Highsmith portrays characters who go the precarious line keeping apart delusion from truth.

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Download E-books 42 Days for Murder PDF

Shean Connell, a personal detective, units out to resolve a divorce case in Reno, and reveals that he has been framed through the guy who's boss of the town's criminals. After he perspectives the lady within the morgue and has the end of his ear shot away, he realizes that homicide and never divorce is being plotted. Why would not Tod Wendel's spouse communicate to him? among the rich society lady and her husband stood the forces of the underworld-gangsters, white slavers, dope runners-and Shean Connell breaks the case during this hard-hitting, lusty secret novel. initially released in 1938.

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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 an identical.

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

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Download E-books The Avenger PDF

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 was once lengthy and its handheld a killer's knife. He knew the keen ladies they'd ship to tempt and betray him. He knew his personal nerve and power and ability. He knew the white hate inside him for the crime lords and their gunmen. So he walked by myself into the very middle of gangland to deal justice the place the legislation had failed.

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Download E-books Nothing More Than Murder PDF

By Jim Thompson

Occasionally a guy and girl love and hate one another in equivalent degree that they could neither remain jointly nor holiday aside. a few marriages can merely lead to homicide and a few murders in basic terms make the binds of affection and hatred more advantageous. This ebook proves simply that.

First released 1949

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Joe Wilmot is a tender operator. He runs the image apartment in Stoneville and he is familiar with tips on how to take care of every person, from the motion picture vendors and the union representatives to his projectionist and the punters. but if it involves dealing with his spouse, his mistress and a bogus coverage declare, it seems he isn't rather as shrewdpermanent as he idea. An uncompromising and terrifying imaginative and prescient of small-town corruption and the romantic triangle from the writer of the hardest crime novels ever.

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Download E-books A Quiet Flame: A Bernie Gunther Novel PDF

By Philip Kerr

Bernie Gunther returns to path a serial killer in 1950's Buenos Aires

while he brought Bernie Gunther within the unique Berlin Noir trilogy, Philip Kerr instantly confirmed himself as a mystery author on par with Raymond Chandler. His new Bernie Gunther novels have received him comparisons with Alan Furst, John le Carré, and Graham Greene. A Quiet Flame unearths Gunther in Argentina, circa 1950, the place he- falsely accused of Nazi struggle crimes-has been provided a brand new existence and a fresh passport by way of the Perón govt. however the tricky, fast-talking detective does not have the luxurious of laying low while a serial killer- whose crimes might achieve again to Berlin earlier than the war-is mutilating younger ladies. Taut, gritty, and loaded with evocative historic element, A Quiet Flame is between Kerr's most sensible paintings but.

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Download E-books Night Has a Thousand Eyes: A Novel PDF

By Cornell Woolrich

A new Pegasus Crime variation of the landmark noir novel by way of "the splendid grasp of suspense." (Marilyn Stasio, The manhattan occasions publication Review)

In Woolrich's iconic story, Detective Tom Shawn saves a stunning younger girl from a suicide test one evening, and later hears her tale. She is in melancholy as the dying of her prosperous father has been anticipated by way of a self assurance guy probably proficient with the facility of clairvoyance; a guy whose predictions have unerringly aided her father in his company time and again earlier than. Shawn and a squad of detectives examine this dire prediction and check out to ward off the millionaire businessman from assembly his ordained finish on the stroke of nighttime.  

One of Cornell Woolrich's so much influential novels, this vintage noir story of a guy suffering from his skill to work out the longer term is arguably the author's most sensible in its depiction of a doomed imaginative and prescient of predestination.

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