Death is a Lovely Dame

Great Lines from the Golden Era of Crime Fiction
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ISBN-13:
9780997015041
Einband:
Ebook
Seiten:
124
Autor:
Jeff Vorzimmer
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
Windows
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Death is a Lovely Dame is a collection of all the best lines from the Golden Era of hardboiled crime fiction. It includes quotes from such great authors as Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, Jim Thompson, Gil, Brewer, Charles Willeford, Ross Macdonald, John D. MacDonald, Lawrence Block, Donald Westlake, Jonathan Latimer, Mickey Spillane, Brett Halliday, Ellery Queen, W. R. Burnett, Paul Cain and Cornell Woolrich. Features over 180 excerpts and 50 paperback covers from the era.
Introduction
A Note on the Quotes and Covers

Pumping Lead

Ugly Words Like Blackmail and Murder

Femmes Fatales

Existential Angst

Drinking, Smoking & Other Vices

I Like Women Warm to the Touch

A Ticket to the Gas Chamber

Down These Mean Streets

Never Trust a Man Who Doesn't Drink

Tough Guys with Ugly Mugs

Dirty Money

Just Pull the Trigger

Better Off Dead

Her Eyes Had Pain in Them

Out of the Sewer

Black Coffee Hot as Hell

She's Old Enough to Be Your Wife

A Sound of Distant Drums

Acknowledgements

About the Editor
Death is a Lovely Dame is a collection of all the best lines from the Golden Era of hardboiled crime fiction. It includes quotes from such great authors as Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, Jim Thompson, Gil, Brewer, Charles Willeford, Ross Macdonald, John D. MacDonald, Lawrence Block, Donald Westlake, Jonathan Latimer, Mickey Spillane, Brett Halliday, Ellery Queen, W. R. Burnett, Paul Cain and Cornell Woolrich. Features over 180 excerpts and 50 paperback covers from the era.

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