By Richard Stark
Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark’s eponymous secret novels, is among the so much unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir. Lauded by means of critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose style—and cherished through fanatics 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 back the early volumes of this sequence to print for a brand new new release of readers to discover—and develop into addicted to.
In The Handle, Parker is enlisted by way of the mob to knock off an island on line casino guarded through speedboats and heavies, 40 miles from the Texas coast.
"Parker . . . lumbers in the course of the pages of Richard Stark’s noir novels scattering lifeless our bodies like peanut shells. . . . In a posh international [he] makes issues simple.”—William Grimes, New York Times
“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 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
“Donald Westlake’s Parker novels are one of the small variety of books I learn persistently. omit all that crap you’ve been telling your self approximately War and Peace and Proust—these are the books you’ll wish on that desolate tract island.”—Lawrence Block
By John Connolly
Detective Charlie Parker returns in The Black Angel, the 6th mystery by way of acclaimed New York Times bestselling writer John Connolly.
The Black Angel starts off with the mysterious abduction of a tender girl. Intrigued through the case, Charlie Parker's longtime good friend killer, Louis, starts a solo look for the woman. the binds of friendship necessarily draw Parker into the quest, as he quickly discovers that the girl's disappearance is associated with a church of bones in japanese Europe, to the slaughter at a French monastery in 1944, and to the parable of an item often called the Black Angel. however the Black Angel isn't really a legend. it really is genuine. It lives. It goals. And the secret of its life may perhaps comprise the key of Parker's personal origins...
As together with his earlier novels, John Connolly masterfully intertwines secret, emotion, violence, and the supernatural during this uncooked and gripping mystery. fast moving, spellbinding, and skillfully written, this is often John Connolly at his chilling most sensible.
By Foster Hirsch
A revised and up to date version of the definitive learn of movie noir—the most unusual style of yankee cinema—with a brand new afterword by way of the author
Since The darkish part of the Screen first seemed over twenty years in the past, it has served because the crucial tackle what has develop into one among today’s so much pervasive reveal affects and enduringly well known genres. protecting over 100 extraordinary motion pictures and supplying greater than 200 conscientiously selected stills, it truly is via a long way the main thorough and wonderful learn to be had of noir subject matters, visible motifs, personality kinds, actors, and administrators. This landmark paintings covers noir in complete, from the long-lasting performances of Burt Lancaster, Joan Crawford, and Humphrey Bogart to the digital camera angles, lighting fixtures results, and tale traces that symbolize the paintings of administrators Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, and Orson Welles.
With a brand new afterword in regards to the lasting legacy of noir in addition to lately rediscovered movies deserving in their personal screenings along the classics, The darkish part of the Screen reestablishes itself as either an unsurpassed source and a charming must-read for any fan of noir.
By Dashiell Hammett
Nick and Nora Charles are Hammett's so much spell binding creations, a wealthy, glamorous couple who clear up homicides in among wisecracks and martinis. right away figuring out and unabashedly romantic, The skinny Man is a homicide secret that doubles as a cosmopolitan comedy of manners.
By Lawrence Block
WHEN YOU CAN’T name THE COPS,
YOU name SCUDDER.
Kenan Khoury’s spouse went out grocery buying and not got here domestic. Alive, besides. yet simply because Kenan Khoury buys and sells medicinal drugs for a dwelling he can’t visit the police for support. He is going to Matthew Scudder as an alternative -- an alcoholic ex-cop and unlicensed inner most eye who will cease at not anything to carry the brutal killers to justice ahead of one other blameless girl falls underneath their knives.
One of the main acclaimed detectives of all time, Lawrence Block’s Matthew Scudder returns to the massive reveal in his such a lot stunning case ever, courtesy of foreign famous person Liam Neeson (TAKEN) and writer/director Scott Frank (GET SHORTY, OUT OF SIGHT).