New PDF release: A Century of Noir: Thirty-Two Classic Crime Stories

By Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane

ISBN-10: 0451205960

ISBN-13: 9780451205964

Thirty-two tales of beautiful ingenuity. Thirty-two writers of mythical genius. 100 years of crime fiction in a one of a kind assortment.

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And as her brown eyes flashed, “It was money, then. You wouldn’t recognize jealousy. ” She looked from me to Mary Morse, sobbing on my arm, and back to me. “Not even with you, Race. Your trouble is that you’re too sensational. ” But I wasn’t going to let Mary Morse go this time. I started after her as she ran toward the hall door. ” She shrugged her shoulders and straightened from the gun. , Race,” she cut in when I would have spoken. “I know your line. ‘There is no sex in crime,’ you were going to say.

Armin Loring. Suppose”—I leaned forward— “suppose seriously, O’Rourke, because I have a great respect for Armin and his gun, that it was kill or be killed. Just one bullet from one gun—whichever lad fired first. ” I turned toward the door. ” “Personally—” He started suddenly, stopped, then blurted it out. “You said it was a woman. ” I had the door half open and O’Rourke had his mouth half open. I knew what he was going to say; what he always said. His personal opinion had nothing to do with that of the department, so I didn’t give him a chance to say it.

I didn’t answer that one then. I was looking at two immense vases. Boy, they were big! Over six feet tall each one of them. If some of those small ones were worth dough why these must have been worth a cool fortune. They were both off the rug—just in the shadows away from that single overhead light. Still you could see animals and dragons dancing all over them. They were class. I told Lee so. Conklyn Lee laughed. “Monstrosities,” he said. ” They looked hot stuff to me. “We give exhibitions above occasionally.

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