Amy Campbell Library > Noir

Give Us a Kiss: A Novel

By Daniel Woodrell

"My mind's eye is usually skulking approximately in a unsuitable place." And now Doyle Redmond, thirty-five-year-old nowhere author, has crossed the road among mind's eye and genuine dwell hassle. at the lam in his soon-to-be ex-wife's Volvo, he is operating a relatives errand again in his boyhood domestic of West desk, Missouri--the middle of the red-dirt Ozarks. The legislations desires his massive brother, Smoke, on a legal warrant, and Doyle's presupposed to speak him into giving up. yet Smoke is hunkered down within the hills along with his associate, giant Annie, and her nineteen-year-old daughter, Niagra, making different plans: they are approximately to reap a ecocnomic patch of homegrown marijuana.

Doyle takes only one examine Niagra's flattering purple boots earlier than becoming a member of his brother's scheme. in fact it capability facing the legislations and perhaps worse--the Dollys. A mythical extended family of mostly felony persuasion, the Dollys were feuding with the Redmonds for generations. Now they need a section of Smoke's funds crop, whether it capacity killing to get it. Doyle is quick understanding that sure, you could continually positioned the rustic again within the boy...but occasionally that isn't shrewdpermanent.

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Night Has a Thousand Eyes: A Novel

By Cornell Woolrich

A new Pegasus Crime version of the landmark noir novel via "the splendid grasp of suspense." (Marilyn Stasio, The long island occasions booklet Review)

In Woolrich's iconic story, Detective Tom Shawn saves a stunning younger lady from a suicide try out one evening, and later hears her tale. She is in melancholy as the loss of life of her prosperous father has been estimated by way of a self assurance guy likely proficient with the ability of clairvoyance; a guy whose predictions have unerringly aided her father in his company again and again ahead of. Shawn and a squad of detectives examine this dire prediction and check out to circumvent the millionaire businessman from assembly his ordained finish on the stroke of middle of the night.  

One of Cornell Woolrich's such a lot influential novels, this vintage noir story of a guy suffering from his skill to determine the longer term is arguably the author's top in its depiction of a doomed imaginative and prescient of predestination.

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Waste

By Eugene Marten

Fiction. A spare and chilling account of the day by day adventure of Sloper, a janitor in a big-city workplace development, WASTE explores the import of the discarded--for those that generate it, those that eliminate it, and people who are themselves discarded. From the standard prospect of his station, Sloper uncovers ominous hazard in lives he slightly brushes. Brian Everson says, "Only Eugene Marten can continue a reader enthralled with the trivialities of a janitorial existence.... accurately and exquisitely exact, WASTE is a stark little masterpiece." And sunrise Raffel writes, "[P]itch-perfect. WASTE wastes nothing--not a syllable, a beat, a ragged breath." And Sam Lipsyte writes, "There is not anything really just like the managed burn of Eugene Marten's prose."

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Dutch Uncle (Hard Case Crime (Mass Market Paperback))

By Peter Pavia

3 days out of legal and attempting to remain at the correct facet of the legislations, Harry Healy doesn’t actually need to get entangled with Manfred Pfiser’s drug offers. yet he wishes the money – so he is of the same opinion to make one uncomplicated delivery.

uncomplicated, that's, until Harry stumbles throughout a lifeless physique, the results of a theft cooked up via an outdated cellmate of his including a former highschool baseball famous person, a trigger-happy sociopath, and a seashore bunny who can’t appear to continue her garments on.  

Now they’re all at the run – from the Miami police, from the drug kingpins they ripped off, and from one another…

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The Big Fix

By Ed Lacy, Leonard Zinberg

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

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

First released 1960 (Pyramid G484)

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eISBN-13: 2940012190697

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The Deep Blue Good-by: A Travis McGee Novel

By John D. MacDonald

From a cherished grasp of crime fiction, The Deep Blue Good-by is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
 
Travis McGee is a self-described seashore bum who gained his houseboat in a card video game. He’s additionally a knight-errant who’s cautious of charge cards, retirement merits, political events, mortgages, and tv. He purely works while his money runs out, and his rule is easy: He’ll assist you locate no matter what was once taken from you, so long as he can retain half.
 
“John D. MacDonald was the great entertainer of our age, and a captivating storyteller.”—Stephen King
 
McGee isn’t relatively strapped for funds, yet how can somebody say no to Cathy, a candy backwoods lady who’s been tortured again and again by means of her manipulative ex-boyfriend Junior Allen? What Travis isn’t expecting is simply what percentage ladies Junior has torn aside and left in his wake. input Junior’s most up-to-date sufferer, Lois Atkinson.
 
Frail and damaged, Lois can slightly get up and doing while Travis unearths her, not to mention retain herself alive. yet Travis becomes mom McGee, giving Lois new existence as he appears for the ruthless guy who steals women’s spirits and livelihoods. yet he can’t bet how violent his quest is quickly to develop into. He’ll examine the not easy approach that there has to be casualties during this online game of cat and mouse.
 
Features a brand new advent through Lee Child

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Pulp

By Charles Bukowski

Opening with the unique woman dying getting into the gumshoe-writer's seedy workplace in pursuit of a author named Celine, this novel demonstrates Bukowski's personal model of humour and realism, beginning up a panorama of seamy Los Angeles.

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London Boulevard: A Novel

By Ken Bruen

Now a tremendous movie starring Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley, written and directed through Oscar-winning screenwriter William Monahan of The Departed.

When Mitchell is published from criminal after serving 3 years for a vicious assault he does not even take into account, Billy Norton is there to select him up. yet Norton works for Tommy Logan, a ruthless mortgage shark lowlife with plans Mitchell desires not anything to do with. trying to remain out of Logan's manner, he reveals paintings on the Holland Park mansion of light motion picture actress Lillian Palmer, the place he has to accommodate her mysterious butler, Jordan. it is not lengthy ahead of Mitchell's violent prior catches up with him and folks begin getting harm. while his disturbed sister Briony is threatened, Mitchell is compelled to act.

London Boulevard is a masterful paintings of double-dealing and suspense from Ken Bruen, one of many nice crime writers of our time.

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A Shared Confidence (A Devlin Caine Mystery)

Kansas urban, 1935. deepest detective Devlin Caine gets a telegram from his estranged older brother, a Baltimore banker who is been framed for embezzlement. At his brother's request, Caine involves Baltimore, waiting for not anything greater than to supply a bit worthy recommendation. yet in brief order, he reveals himself deeply considering an intricate self assurance scheme. by no means try and con a con, yet Caine reveals himself compelled into doing simply that. And he could have the event and information to tackle a veteran grasp of the lengthy con. yet can he deal with 3 diverse govt organisations, his former boss, and a violent Chicago mobster who additionally seem at the scene? operating in an odd urban and utilizing cons on best of cons, Caine struggles to save lots of not just his brother's occupation, yet in all likelihood his personal disguise.

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