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Harry Whittington (1915–1989)

Autor/a de The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Doomsday Affair

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Obres de Harry Whittington

Web of Murder (1958) 62 exemplars
El Dimoni duu ales (1960) 45 exemplars
Focs destructors (1951) 43 exemplars
Perdona'm, assassí (1956) 37 exemplars
You'll Die Next! (1982) 36 exemplars
A Ticket to Hell (1959) 32 exemplars
A Moment to Prey (1988) 28 exemplars
A Night for Screaming (1960) 14 exemplars
Desert Stake-Out (1961) 12 exemplars
Vengeance (1952) 12 exemplars
Don't Speak to Strange Girls (1963) 11 exemplars
Hell Can Wait (1956) 10 exemplars
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) 10 exemplars
Bonanza: Treachery Trail (1968) 9 exemplars
Charro! (1969) 9 exemplars
One Deadly Dawn (2012) 9 exemplars
The Brass Monkey (1951) 8 exemplars
Brute in Brass (1956) 8 exemplars
A Haven for the Damned (1963) 8 exemplars
Slay Ride For a Lady (1951) 7 exemplars
Strangers on Friday (1900) 7 exemplars
Heat of Night (2012) 7 exemplars
Saddle the Storm (1989) 7 exemplars
Desig en la pols (1994) 7 exemplars
The Woman is Mine (1954) 6 exemplars
High Fury (1970) 5 exemplars
Drawn to Evil (2012) 5 exemplars
Guerilla Girls (1961) 4 exemplars
Die, Lover 4 exemplars
One Got Away / Shady Lady (1955) 4 exemplars
Trouble Rides Tall (2017) 3 exemplars
Any Woman He Wanted (2014) 3 exemplars
Play for keeps (1957) 3 exemplars
Rampage (1978) 3 exemplars
Burden's mission 3 exemplars
Hot As Fire, Cold As Ice (1962) 3 exemplars
Hangrope Town (1964) 3 exemplars
The Wild Seed (2012) 3 exemplars
Shack Road (Prologue Crime) (2012) 3 exemplars
Vengeance Is the Spur (1961) 3 exemplars
Temptations of "Valerie" (1957) 2 exemplars
Please, Wherever You Are (1957) 2 exemplars
Le salaire du diable (1958) 2 exemplars
Murder is my Mistress (1951) 2 exemplars
Le Diable a des ailes (1987) 2 exemplars
Something's Got to Give (1958) 2 exemplars
Lisa (Backwoods Hussy) (1965) 2 exemplars
Savage Love (Prologue Crime) (2012) 2 exemplars
Cross the Red Creek (1964) 2 exemplars
69 Babylon Park (1962) 2 exemplars
Married to Murder (1959) 2 exemplars
Prime Sucker 2 exemplars
The Humming Box 2 exemplars
Rebel Woman (1960) 2 exemplars
Halfway to hell (1959) 2 exemplars
Journey Into Violence (1961) 2 exemplars
Connolly's Woman (1960) 2 exemplars
Cora is a Nympho (1963) 1 exemplars
Boîte à moustiques (1996) 1 exemplars
mille bolle 1 exemplars
La donna è mia. (1956) 1 exemplars
Black Lizard 1 exemplars
Le Pré aux vaches (1961) 1 exemplars
The Searching Rider 1 exemplars
Strip the Town Naked (1960) 1 exemplars
Army Girl (1962) 1 exemplars
Swamp Kill 1 exemplars
Dear Deadly Past 1 exemplars
The Strange Young Wife (1963) 1 exemplars
Le chant de l'alligator (1985) 1 exemplars
Backwoods Shack (1954) 1 exemplars
Sicilian Woman (1979) 1 exemplars
La panne fantôme (1996) 1 exemplars
Mördaren vid bråddjupet (1959) 1 exemplars
Native Girl 1 exemplars
Murhavekko 1 exemplars
man in the shadow 1 exemplars
Nita's Place (1960) 1 exemplars
A Woman Possessed (1961) 1 exemplars
Satan's Widow 1 exemplars
Drygulch Town 1 exemplars
Vengeful Sinner 1 exemplars
T'as des visions ! (1957) 1 exemplars
Valley of Savage Men (1991) 1 exemplars
HIS BROTHER'S WIFE 1 exemplars

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The Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction (1987) — Col·laborador — 218 exemplars


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This is a novelization of a film intended to be a blockbuster. The film failed, and the book is not much of an effort to be better. The story concentrates on the transfer of pwer after the death of Marcus Aurelius to the incompetent hands of commodus. The intent was to outline the overwhelming failure of the empire to remain undamaged in the face of incompetence at the top. It really skates over that weakness in favoour of a very pallid love affair.
DinadansFriend | May 20, 2022 |
ChrisAllan | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Aug 21, 2019 |
You'll Die Next! offers what is best about noir fiction. A fast paced plot, ordinary people in extraordinary situations, beautiful (and often dangerous) dames, lots of thugs, and a tons of gunplay. This thin volume is full of the overblown prose and tough guy parlance that littered the literary landscape of the 1950s.

Pinky sifted his coat up on his heavy shoulders. Henry saw him as a dangerous man gone to lard. Pinky wasn’t much taller than his blind enemy. He was somewhere between forty and fifty. He had black greasy hair. His puffy face would smile at you while he knifed you in the back.

Henry stirred and Pinky’s gun jerked nervously. Pinky said, “Stand still, chump. I got other troubles right now. I’ll get around to you.”

Whittington is no Chandler but his writing is easy and knowledgeable all at the same time. At no point does the prose detract from the plot. And plot is what this is all about. Whittington keeps the reader on the edge of their seat as the action unfolds and twists in ways that most of us haven’t thought of
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rickklaw | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Oct 13, 2017 |
Often called the king of the paperbacks, Harry Whittington wrote literally hundreds of books in the fifties and sixties under a variety of pseudonyms. His books are always great to read, pulpy, filled with great characters. A Haven For the Damned follows the tried and true idea of placing a bunch of mismatched characters in an isolated location and see what happens. It's sort of like a mystery weekend in the Poconos without the mysterious murder and without the inspector lining up all the suspects in the drawing room to hear him reveal who-done-it. In this story, Whittington combines a cranky old uranium prospector, the meanest dog north of the Rio Grande, a pair of bank robbers with bags of loot, a local couple with one of them suffering from a nasty bullet wound, a man red-eyed from driving nonstop across state lines, and a speed racing millionaire and his skanky young bride. With thousands of dollars in loot, a town called lust, and half the state's troopers searching, what you get from Whittington is one helluva story.… (més)
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