This is Gold Medal R2038, with a cover price of 60 cents. I don't know if that happened because of a series of typos or if it was poor editing on the part of a publisher trying to rush a book into print, but it bothered me enough to dock a star off this review. Welcome refugees of Hardboiled print fiction is now part of the discussion at This was formerly a place for redditors who enjoy the kind of stories made famous by Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, and their illustrious colleagues. Even Mickey Spillane mainstreamed compared to the savagery of the first Hammer books. With essay by Glen David Gold from the Awards 60-year anniversary blog. He is no detective, but works hard to find the killer before the law catches up to him, but to no avail.
Before there were and , there was MacDonald — as prescient and verbally precise as anyone writing today can possibly hope to be. Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket priced £3. McDonald, Crime, Suspense, Thriller, Mystery. When restlessness got its sharp little fangs into me, I'd roam the Saturday bars. All subsequent action springs from how he deals with it and the question of whodunnit. You Live Once, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading.
Popular Library 737, paperback original, March 1956; reprinted as You Kill Me, G507, 1961. What could possibly go wrong? December 2012 As the boom in paperback novels expanded, MacDonald successfully made the change to longer fiction with his first novel, The Brass Cupcake, published in 1950, by ' Gold Medal Books. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. Most of these novels began life as disposable American paperbacks and many were never published in a more permanent format — i. The other covers, including the Cosmopolitan magazine where an early version of the novel appeared , are from the truly excellent John D. This is my 5th or 6th MacDonald and appealed to me the least.
Great action, great emotion, great plot, just what you expect from a MacDonald novel. Shipped Weight: Under 8 ounces. It was the same vintage as the police station. About this Item: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1978. Without the moralizing and the sexual healing McGee is just another fantasy figure involved in a violent world. Nevertheless, I kept reading to the end, which only took my a couple of days to reach. The mystery of who killed the woman in Sewell's closet isn't all that mysterious.
Rather than call the cops, Clint decides to move the body, and from that point on he's in the soup. This book is very light, and shipping will be upgraded to first class mail. His investigative work brings about an intimate relationship with a great gal and has her as an ally. Clint goes into his bedroom to get dressed and finds Mary in his closet. The spine is creased and scuffed. It's set in a small manufacturing town in the Midwest.
May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. In 1949, he moved his family to , eventually settling in. As I sometimes do with reviews of John D. Leave a Reply Name required Mail will not be published required Website.
He wrote nearly 80 books, primarily crime thrillers and suspense fiction, and almost every one of them is excellent. As I sometimes do with reviews of John D. The Red Hot Typewriter: The Life and Times of John D. Clint Sewell knows there probably isn't a woman within fifty miles who would shed a tear if Mary Olan turned up dead—because there isn't a husband around who hasn't spent a night or two in Mary's bed. During , he served in the in the ; this region featured in many of his earlier short stories and novels. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. Many later Florida crime, detective and mystery writers, such as , Randy Wayne White, James Hall and Jonathon King, have followed suit.
When he dresses to go out, he finds Mary's body in his closet, strangled with his belt. He first appeared in the 1964 novel and starred in 21 novels through to the series' final release, 1985's. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. We value the classics of pulp fiction that inspired film noir as well as the latest works in the genre, typified by the output of the Hard Case Crime imprint. Faint crease near spine and bottom corner. You Live Once, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D.