Hyenas (Hap and Leonard, Book 10)

By Joe R. Lansdale

Hyenas marks the always-welcome go back of Joe R. Lansdale's such a lot indelible fictional creations: Hap Collins and Leonard Pine. once more, the embattled yet resilient duo locate themselves enmeshed in an internet of chance, duplicity, and escalating mayhem. the result's a tightly compressed novella that's instantaneously harrowing, hilarious, and completely most unlikely to place down.

The tale starts with a barroom brawl that's either brutal and oddly comedian. the resultant drama encompasses abduction, betrayal, theft, and homicide, finishing with a deadly war of words in an East Texas pasture. alongside the way in which, readers are taken care of to moments of raucous, casually profane humor and to scenes of bright, crisply defined violence, all similar in that unmistakable Lansdale voice. a vital addition to an already enforcing physique of labor, Hyenas exhibits us either the writer and his signature characters at their inimitable most sensible. It doesn't recover than this.

Hyenas additionally contains the bonus Hap Collins brief tale, "The Boy Who turned Invisible".

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Villain: A Novel

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 zone of southern Japan—has an eerie heritage: a hideout for robbers, murderers, and ghostly creatures lurking at night.
Soon in a while, a tender building employee turns into the first suspect. because the research unfolds, the occasions top 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 popularity; the suspect, Yuichi, a motor vehicle fanatic misunderstood via every body round him; the victim’s middle-aged father, a barber disenchanted along with his lifestyles; and the suspect’s getting older grandmother, who survived the hunger of postwar Japan merely to be plagued by neighborhood gangsters. And, ultimately, there's determined Mitsuyo, the lonely lady who reveals Yuichi on-line and makes the large 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 all Japan’s such a lot acclaimed and finished writers. From desolate beach cities and lighthouses to like inns and on-line chat rooms, Villain unearths the interior lives of fellows and ladies 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.

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Brainquake (Hard Case Crime)

By Samuel Fuller

The bagmen who delivery funds for equipped crime stay via a suite of ideas: no own relationships, no ties, no women…and by no means, ever glance contained in the bag you’re sporting. Paul web page used to be the correct bagman, regardless of being affected by a unprecedented mind disease. yet that ended the day he observed a stunning Mob spouse turn into a Mob widow. Now Paul goes to wreck each rule he’s lived by–even if it capability he should be left protecting the bag.

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This Sweet Sickness

By Patricia Highsmith

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

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

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Shoot the Piano Player

By David Goodis

As soon as upon a time Eddie performed conert piano to reverent audiences at Carnegie corridor. Now he bangs out honky-tonk for drunks in a dive in Philadelphia. yet then humans stroll into Eddie's life--the first promising Eddie a destiny, the opposite dragging him again right into a treacherous past.

Shoot the Piano Player is a bittersweet and tense exploration of other types of loyalty: the type a guy owes his relatives, regardless of how undesirable that kin is; the sort a guy owes a girl; and, finally, the loyalty he owes himself. the result's a moody mystery that, just like the top hard-boiled fiction, includes an ethical intensity cost.

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Talk of the Town (aka "Stain of Suspicion")

By Charles Williams

Stranded in a small city, a stranger falls for a suspected murderess.

Bored, divorced, and unemployed, Chatham is on his method to the Gulf of Mexico while he passes via a small city by means of the river. It’s a depressing little burg—four stoplights and never a lot else—and he’s nearly escaped it while a drunk’s automobile darts out in entrance of him, inflicting a bad fender-bender. the idea of 3 days anticipating his clunker to get mounted is a grim one, yet notwithstanding he doesn’t understand it, there won’t be a lifeless minute.

Chatham unearths hospitality within the stunning type of Mrs. Langton, hotel proprietor and native pariah. Seven months in the past her husband used to be murdered, and although the police may possibly locate no facts to help the speculation, all people on the town is confident she killed him. Now a string of nameless threats have left her on the subject of a frightened breakdown, and the violence is set to develop into actual. In a city this small there’s no room for secrets and techniques, yet lots of areas to bury a corpse.

Charles Williams (1909-1975) used to be 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 prior to leaving to paintings within the electronics undefined. on the finish of worldwide battle II, Williams started writing fiction in San Francisco, the place the luck of the “backwoods noir” Hill woman (1951) allowed him to surrender his activity and write complete time for the remainder of his life.

Williams’ fresh and a bit informal narrative kind distinguishes his novels, which variety from hard-boiled noir to suspense thrillers, set within the sea and the Deep South. even supposing released via pulp homes, his paintings gained nice severe acclaim, with Hell Hath No Fury (1953) turning into the 1st paperback unique to be reviewed by way of mythical big apple occasions critic Anthony Boucher. a lot 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.

Unknown resource epub, fresh with operating bankruptcy breaks.

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The Cold Spot

By Tom Piccirilli

Chase was once raised as a getaway motive force through his grandfather, Jonah, a con guy feared by means of even the hardened occupation criminals who make up his workforce. but if Jonah crosses the road and murders certainly one of his personal, Chase is going solo, stealing vehicles and pulling rankings around the country….And then he meets Lila, a strong-willed deputy sheriff with a beguiling smile who exhibits him what love could be. Chase is at the instantly and slender for the 1st time in his life—until tragedy hits, and he needs to reenter the darkish international of grifters and crooks. Now Chase is out for revenge—and he’ll need to flip to the only guy he hates such a lot on the planet. merely Jonah can train Chase find out how to develop into a stone-cold killer. yet whilst the 2 males interact, Chase is familiar with that their unresolved previous will ultimately cause them to a showdown in their personal.

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Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe: The Hard-Boiled Detective Transformed

By John Paul Athanasourelis

For the reason that their inception, detective novels were a wildly winning style of yankee fiction, that includes a uniquely American trust in rugged individualism. This publication makes a speciality of Raymond Chandler's construction of Philip Marlowe, a detective whose feeling for group and willingness to compromise extensively replaced the genre's vigilantism and violence. It compares Chandler's paintings to early and mid-20th century American detective novels, fairly these by way of John Carroll Daly, Mickey Spillane, Dashiell Hammett and Ross Macdonald, in addition to modern British detective fiction, highlighting Chandler's contribution to the yankee style.

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Apocalypse Baby

By Virginie Despentes

"Virginie Despentes's Apocalypse Baby stored me up a number of nights in a row—in half simply because it is a marvelous page-turner, and partially simply because i used to be nervous to work out how Despentes may maintain her narrative experience. Apocalypse Baby is greater than a compelling punk, queerish spin at the noir style. it's a choral functionality that tumbles its readers into the guts of violent spectacle, with all its attendant grief, unease, and unclarity."—Maggie Nelson, writer of The Argonauts

Apocalypse Baby is a great, fast paced secret a few lacking adolescent lady touring via Paris and Barcelona. She is tailed via mismatched inner most investigators: the Hyena, half ruthless interrogator, half oversexed rock big name, and Lucie, her undeniable and passive—almost to the purpose of invisible—sidekick. As their determined seek unfolds, they interrogate a suspicious solid of characters, and the darkish center of latest early life tradition is exposed.

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A Bullet for Cinderella

By John D. MacDonald

This selection of literature makes an attempt to bring together some of the vintage works that experience stood the try out of time and provide them at a discounted, cheap fee, in an enticing quantity in order that all people can get pleasure from them.

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