E–pub/E–book [Wild Wives]

Ng xistential and classically pulp noir Hurrah For The Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars ending as you vever readA Fast And Enjoyable Read and enjoyable read not long nough to truly be called amazing Damn so good Got this for less read not long nough to truly be called amazing Damn so good Got this for less a buck from PlanetMonk Books This is the kind of book that you won t find in Barnes Noble any 100 pages with zero filler Protagonist Jake Blake is a sexist racist homophobe sleazebag of a PI But he s Crazy Love entertaining and the action in the book is nearly non stop withoutver feeling forced or repetitive Wild Wives begins with a beautiful young femme fatale walking into a private detective s office Sound familiar Yep it s a well used ordinary convention in hard boiled detective fiction But writer Charles Willeford is anything but ordinary As he did in the last Willeford book I read Pick up he turns the genre on it This fast paced novella is an unconventional private Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society eye tale populated with seedy greedy characters Willeford having written it under a pseudonym in 1956 rehashes the usual privateye falls for a femme fatale formula But he throws in nough curveballs to keep the reader off balance starting with the first scene where a beautiful young lady struts into the private ye s office Our lovers ventually make their way to no holds bar Las Vegas where the action grows ven weirder I d say WILD WIVES is great fun to read on a rainy or snowy day This was a slim but satisfying noir novelette that delivers Black Heart, Red Ruby exactly what you want from a slim but satisfying noir novelette MOST CONCISE REVIEW EVER Thisarly book by Charles Willeford has depth beyond it s deceptively simple plot At first glance it s just another detective story but beneath the surface is an xamination of post war America with a noir protagonist who has been changed by the war he fought in and ven may be suffering from PTSD beneath his always cool sarcastic New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood exterior Not Willeford s best work but definitely worth reading if you like noir with a little depth Enjoyable uick little read Great cover. S deeply involved with this glamorous and possibly crazy woman he becomesntangled in a web of deceit intrigue and multiple murders Brilliant sardonic and full of surprises Wild Wives is one wild ride. ,


First published in 1956 Wild Wives is a short but very ntertaining novel from Charles Willeford the author of Miami Blues and a short but very ntertaining novel from Charles Willeford the author of Miami Blues and number of other crime novelsJake Blake is a struggling San Francisco PI who lives in the same cheap hotel where he has his office One slow afternoon Florence Weintraub the inevitable Hot Babe ssential to the beginning of practically any classic PI story waltzes into his office insisting that she s desperately in need of his help Even though she s twenty six years old her father allows her absolutely no freedom whatsoever and has her accompanied wherever she goes by two goons who are allegedly there to protect her She d just like a couple of hours to herself she says Could Jake possibly help her lose the two thugsWell of course he can for twenty five bucks a day plus xpenses And when the lovely Florence agrees to the terms one thing inevitably leads to another Florence is very attracted to Jake and once they finally ЯED elude her guardians they go out to dinner which Jake naturally adds to thexpense account Other interesting activities accompany the dinner and Florence insists that she d like to see Jake again The Following DayComplications Ensue And following dayComplications nsue and Jake soon finds himself ntangled in a mess he never The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs envisioned when he accepted Florence s seemingly simple assignment It s anngaging story with plenty of Willeford s deadpan humor and nough action to propel the story forward at a fairly rapid clip While not uite on a par with some of Willeford s better known books it s still a fun read and will appeal specially with some of Willeford s better known books it s still a fun read and will appeal Monsieur Pain especially those who have read andnjoyed the author s other work 2020From 1953Gritty and graphic violent Pulp Novella Great action suspense A Spark of Light: the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author especially as it goes on I love all this but there are such interesting character details such strangentertaining seuences This made it stand out The scenes in Vegas the wedding chapel are funny and fun And the almost appropriate What If encounters with the fifteen. Jake Blake is a private detective short on cash when he meets a rich and beautiful young woman looking toscape her father’s smothering influence Unfortunately for Jake the smothering influence incl. Year old girl are unusual not xactly genre clicheBack in like 2010 I found a Cache Of His Older Books At A Used Booksale Like of his older books at a used booksale Like had collected them and then died they are mostly 1980s reprints Sorry to be so morbid but if you collected five of his books why would you knowingly donate them to a charity booksale At least I got them This is why I d read so many of his books before the Hoke Mosley series2014Another totally fun and satisfying 50s noir This is the fourth Willeford I ve read and I m very into him now Willeford takes what seemingly starts out to be a typical hard boiled private ye story and turns it on it s head with with this fast paced and insanely plotted noir Cockfighter keeps popping up on one shelf or another of my recommendations here on Goodreads so when I found this classic hard boiled novel in an op shop for 1 I knew I HAD to try Charles Willeford for myselfAnd I wasn t disappointed It s a tiny novella filled with seedy and conflicted characters and a simple yet convoluted plot Perfect pulp materialThree seperate parts are vivid in my mind for different reasons the first being the description and behaviour of Barbara Ann Allen is graphic and shocking in it s content like a slap to the face with a block of ice if you weren t sure that this novel was going to be anything different than a cheap Dashiell Hammett knockoff already then by page 4 you will be 100% convincedWilleford follows this up with some gratuitous and unnecessary violence first you re given a hint as Jake Blake nonchalently attacks a man without prior warning and a few pages later what amounts to a hate crime with some self loathing thrown in and some latent homosexuality undertones is as brutal a beating as I ve seen described in literature for uite some timeThe final image I ll leave you with is the climax Willeford manages to pull a rabbit out of a hat when you didn t The Exhaustion Breakthrough: Unmask the Hidden Reasons You're Tired and Beat Fatigue for Good even see the hat or the arm reaching in to it with as true a depressi. Udes two thugs hired to protect her and the woman is in fact not the daughter of the man she wants toscape but his wife Now Jake has two angry thugs and one jealous husband on his case As Jake become.

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