Download E-books Dutch Uncle (Hard Case Crime (Mass Market Paperback)) PDF

By Peter Pavia

3 days out of criminal and attempting to remain at the correct part of the legislations, Harry Healy doesn’t really need to get entangled with Manfred Pfiser’s drug bargains. yet he wishes the money – so he has the same opinion to make one basic delivery.

basic, that's, until eventually Harry stumbles throughout a useless physique, the results of a theft cooked up by way of an previous cellmate of his including a former highschool baseball celebrity, a trigger-happy sociopath, and a seashore bunny who can’t appear to preserve 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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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 good fortune to thank for his attractiveness as a prime salvager of stolen boats. Now Billy Ingraham, a self-made rich person, is making a bet that McGee can find his $700,000 customized cruiser. McGee isn’t so convinced. He is familiar with all too good the damaging hyperlink among Florida boatjackings and the drug alternate, and he’s vowed by no means to swim with the sharks—but if he desires to continue his head (AKA funds) above water, swim he will.
 
“As a tender author, all I ever sought after was once to the touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me.”—Dean Koontz
 
although McGee doesn’t think like protruding his neck for this example, Billy’s spouse, Millis, convinces him to step as much as the problem. kind of. After a pilot pal leads him to the stolen vessel, McGee instantly regrets not likely together with his intestine. The yacht isn't any longer a normal boat. It’s a slaughterhouse.
 
After witnessing the sordid scene, McGee realizes he’s knee-deep within the white-hot middle of a world cocaine ring. in the middle of this terrifying ordeal and an affair with a really harmful girl, 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 by way of Lee Child

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Download E-books Priest PDF

By Ken Bruen

Ireland, awash with funds and greed, not turns to the church for solace or convenience. however the decapitation of dad Joyce in a Galway confessional horrifies even the main jaded citizen.
Jack Taylor, devastated through the new trauma of non-public loss, has constantly believed himself to be past salvation. yet a brand new task bargains a clean commence, and an unforeseen partnership presents wish that his one determined vision--of family--might but be fulfilled.
An eerie mixture of exorcism, a predatory stalker, and not likely appeal conspires to entice him right into a murderous internet of darkish conspiracies. the threat of a baby haunts each waking moment.
Explosive, unsettling, and absolutely unique, Ken Bruen's writing captures the brooding panorama of Irish society at a time of social and monetary upheaval. Priest is facts of an unmistakable literary talent.

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

By Richard Stark, John Banville

You most likely haven’t ever spotted them. yet they’ve spotted you. They become aware of everything. That’s their task. Sitting quietly in a nondescript vehicle outdoor a financial institution making notice of the tellers’ paintings conduct, the positions of the safety guards. Lagging a couple of motor vehicle lengths in 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 special. They’re professionals, and Parker is way and away the easiest of them. If you’re making plans a role, you will want him in. tricky, shrewdpermanent, hardworking, and relentlessly desirous about his exchange, he's the heister’s heister, the robber’s robber, the heavy’s heavy. You don’t are looking to go him, and also you don’t are looking to get in his approach, 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 without doubt one of 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 loved by means of enthusiasts 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 the early volumes of this sequence to print for a brand new iteration of readers to discover—and turn into hooked on. This season’s choices comprise volumes 4–6 within the sequence: The Mourner, The Score, and The Jugger.

The Mourner is a narrative of convergence—of cultures and of fellows with weapons. scorching at the path of a statue stolen from a fifteenth-century French tomb, Parker enters an international of eccentric paintings creditors, grasping international officers, and shady KGB brokers. subsequent, Parker works with a gaggle con males in The Score on his largest activity yet—robbing a whole city in North Dakota. In The Jugger, Parker travels to Nebraska to aid out a geriatric safecracker who is aware too lots of his legal secrets and techniques. by the point he arrives, the safecracker is useless and Parker’s skeletons are at the verge of escaping from their closet—unless Parker inns to deadly measures.

 

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

 

“Westlake is aware accurately easy methods to seize a reader, draw her or him into the tale, after which slowly tighten his grip till break out is impossible.”—Washington publish booklet World

 

“Donald Westlake’s Parker novels are one of the small variety of books I learn persistently. 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 Shoot the Piano Player PDF

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 anxious exploration of other varieties of loyalty: the type a guy owes his kin, regardless of how undesirable that family members is; the type a guy owes a lady; and, finally, the loyalty he owes himself. the result's a moody mystery that, just like the most sensible hard-boiled fiction, consists of an ethical intensity cost.

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Download E-books Film Noir: Films of Trust and Betrayal (Pocket Essential series) PDF

By Paul Duncan

The laconic inner most eye . . . the corrupt cop . . . the heist that is going fallacious . . . the femme fatale with the wealthy husband and dim lover—all are trademark characters of the circulate referred to as movie noir, that elusive mix of stark lighting fixtures or even starker feelings. "Noir" explores the darkish part of post-war society—gangsters, hoodlums, prostitutes, and killers—and indicates the way it corrupted the great and the attractive. a lot of those motion pictures are actually touchstones of vintage Hollywood—The Maltese Falcon (1941), The large Sleep (1946), Double Indemnity (1944), and The Postman constantly earrings Twice (1946). This Pocket crucial charts the development of the noir type as a motor vehicle for filmmakers, who desired to checklist the darkness on the middle of yank society because it emerged from international battle into chilly struggle. in addition to an introductory essay at the origins of movie noir, this advisor discusses the entire classics from the heyday of the flow intimately and contains a convenient reference part for readers who need to know more.

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Download E-books The Heat's On PDF

By Chester Himes

Detectives Coffin Ed and Grave Digger Jones are within the scorching seat in a single of the main chaotic, brutally humorous novels in Chester Himes’s groundbreaking Harlem Detectives series.
 
From the beginning, not anything is going correct for Coffin Ed and Grave Digger. they're disciplined to be used of over the top strength. Grave Digger is shot and his demise introduced in a hoax radio bulletin. our bodies pile up swifter than Coffin Ed and Grave Digger can run. but, try out as they may, they regularly appear to be one sizzling step in the back of the reason for the entire mayhem—three million money’ worthy of heroin and an immense albino known as Pinky.

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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 become aware of everything. That’s their task. Sitting quietly in a nondescript automobile outdoors a financial institution making word of the tellers’ paintings behavior, the positions of the protection guards. Lagging a number of motor 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 targeted. They’re professionals, and Parker is way and away the easiest of them. If you’re making plans a role, you will have him in. difficult, clever, hardworking, and relentlessly serious about his exchange, he's the heister’s heister, the robber’s robber, the heavy’s heavy. You don’t are looking to pass 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 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 through lovers who flip every 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 iteration of readers to discover—and turn into addicted to.
 
Parker is going less than the knife in The guy with the Getaway Face, altering his face to flee the mob and a freelance on his lifestyles. alongside the best way he ratings his greatest heist but: an armored motor vehicle in New Jersey, filled with cash.
 
“Westlake is aware accurately the way to seize a reader, draw her or him into the tale, after which slowly tighten his grip until eventually get away is impossible.”—Washington put up ebook World
 
“Elmore Leonard wouldn’t write what he does if Stark hadn’t been there sooner than. And Quentin Tarantino wouldn’t write what he does with no 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 persistently. put out of your mind 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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