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After Dark, My Sweet by Jim Thompson

By Jim Thompson

William Collins is particularly good-looking, very well mannered, and intensely pleasant. His is additionally harmful whilst aroused. Now Collins, a one-time boxer with a deadly "accident" in his earlier, has damaged out of his fourth psychological establishment and met up with an affable con guy and a hugely arousing girl, whose plans for him contain kidnapping, homicide, and lots more and plenty, a lot worse.

First released in 1960


Bill Collins is younger, stable having a look, agile and powerful yet he's a drifter with light a number of neuroses, out and in of associations, and dangerously violent sometimes. whilst he will get concerned with the hard-drinking Fay Anderson and the deceptively friendly ex-police officer we all know as Uncle Bud in a ruthless kidnap plot, every little thing is going to hell in a rush, and the tip, for invoice, is inevitable and shattering. it is a journey de strength of paranoia and violence from the grasp of the crime noir novel.

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9, 1859, Appo attacked three women in his boarding house. One of these females was his mistress, who made the mistake of serving him a cold dinner. He stabbed her. When another woman rushed into the apartment, Appo drove a dirk into her heart. Racing down a back stairs, Appo's escape route was blocked by the stout landlady. She turned her back on him and he promptly stabbed her in the buttock. Police arrived and carted the Devilman off to The Tombs, where he was scheduled to hang for murder. The persistent missionaries mounted a campaign to save their religious pet and con­ vinced authorities to reduce his sentence to seven years, which he served in constant anger.

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