By Charles Williams
Whilst the S.S. Leonard hauled Harry Goddard out of the freezing waters of the Pacific, he concept his problems have been over--but he used to be lifeless improper. For what a cruise send enroute to the Philippines grew to become out to be the board on which a deadly video game used to be being played--a online game of overseas intrigue, double deception, and a number of homicide, the place the stakes have been intercourse and tool and the cost of one unsuitable stream used to be definite death.
Charles Williams (1909-1975) used to be one of many preeminent authors of yank crime fiction. Born in Texas, he dropped out of college in 10th grade to enlist within the US service provider Marine, serving ten years sooner than leaving to paintings within the electronics undefined. on the finish of global conflict II, Williams started writing fiction in San Francisco, the place the good fortune of the “backwoods noir” Hill woman (1951) allowed him to give up his task and write complete time for the remainder of his life.
Williams’ fresh and a bit informal narrative type distinguishes his novels, which variety from hard-boiled noir to suspense thrillers, set within the sea and the Deep South. even though released via pulp homes, his paintings received nice severe acclaim, with Hell Hath No Fury (1953) changing into the 1st paperback unique to be reviewed by way of mythical big apple instances critic Anthony Boucher. lots of his novels have been tailored to the reveal, together with lifeless Calm (1963) and Don’t simply Stand There! (1966), for which Williams wrote the screenplay. He died in 1975.
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