By Charles Williams
While the S.S. Leonard hauled Harry Goddard out of the freezing waters of the Pacific, he notion his issues have been over--but he was once lifeless fallacious. For what looked to be a cruise send enroute to the Philippines became out to be the board on which a deadly video game used to be being played--a online game of foreign intrigue, double deception, and a number of homicide, the place the stakes have been intercourse and gear and the cost of one fallacious circulation was once yes death.
Charles Williams (1909-1975) was once one of many preeminent authors of yankee crime fiction. Born in Texas, he dropped out of college in 10th grade to enlist within the US service provider Marine, serving ten years ahead of leaving to paintings within the electronics undefined. on the finish of worldwide warfare II, Williams begun writing fiction in San Francisco, the place the good fortune of the “backwoods noir” Hill lady (1951) allowed him to hand over his activity and write complete time for the remainder of his life.
Williams’ fresh and just a little informal narrative type distinguishes his novels, which diversity from hard-boiled noir to suspense thrillers, set within the sea and the Deep South. even supposing released by way of pulp homes, his paintings gained nice serious acclaim, with Hell Hath No Fury (1953) changing into the 1st paperback unique to be reviewed by means of mythical long island instances critic Anthony Boucher. a lot of his novels have been tailored to the reveal, together with useless Calm (1963) and Don’t simply Stand There! (1966), for which Williams wrote the screenplay. He died in 1975.
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And The Deep Blue Sea by Charles Williams