By Max Allan Collins (editor) & Mickey Spillane (editor)
Thirty-two tales of lovely ingenuity. Thirty-two writers of mythical genius. 100 years of crime fiction in a special assortment.
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Extra info for A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories
Perhaps half a dozen of them. Armin wasn’t taking chances. I sat down on the window-seat behind those curtains, made sure that they were long enough to hide my feet, held a gun in each hand and waited; waited as I looked between those curtains at the man who stood in the center of that room. He stood there with a gun hanging in his hand, fear in his eyes, uncertainty in his manner, as he turned from the ringing bell to the curtains behind which I sat. It was my boy friend, Sam, of the Hotel York Terrace—the big mutton who had started out to be a tough guy and turned into a ballet-dancer.
It went like this— “That’s right, O’Rourke.... No, I guess Williams admits the killing.... There was a Tommy gun in this hood’s hand.... Recognize him! ” There was more, but I wasn’t listening. I invited in the cops who stood in the doorway. Jerry was around by now and I had him get them a drink and saw Halorhan looking at the glasses and hurrying his talk with O’Rourke. ” He was a “one-drink man” when on duty, but he made that drink go a long ways. It knocked hell out of a bottle. Now he rubbed the back of his hand across his mouth, smacked his lips and said partly sarcastic, partly humorous: “I wonder, Mr.
They looked hot stuff to me. “We give exhibitions above occasionally. A salesman on the road picked these up when the Chicago World’s Fair closed. ” He seemed disgusted at the thought and maybe a little disappointed that I didn’t give him a chance to tell me about how they fired that salesman. I was pulling a chair over, looking at the short wide neck, trying to see things in the blackness of one of the vases. “A man could get in there—hide in there,” I said. ” Lee smiled. ” I was examining that opening.
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories by Max Allan Collins (editor) & Mickey Spillane (editor)