Posted in Fiction

All The Way (aka "The Concrete Flamingo") by Charles Williams

By Charles Williams

All The Way is a compact, well outfitted factor established round an interesting premise: to be able to devote the right crime, Jerry Forbes has to spend every week impersonating a guy he doesn’t resemble… whom he helped homicide.

Charles Williams (1909-1975) used to be one of many preeminent authors of yank crime fiction. Born in Texas, he dropped out of faculty in 10th grade to enlist within the US service provider Marine, serving ten years earlier than leaving to paintings within the electronics undefined. on the finish of worldwide battle II, Williams all started writing fiction in San Francisco, the place the luck 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 just a little informal narrative sort distinguishes his novels, which variety from hard-boiled noir to suspense thrillers, set within the sea and the Deep South. even though released by means of pulp homes, his paintings gained nice severe acclaim, with Hell Hath No Fury (1953) changing into the 1st paperback unique to be reviewed via mythical long island instances critic Anthony Boucher. a lot of his novels have been tailored to the monitor, together with lifeless Calm (1963) and Don’t simply Stand There! (1966), for which Williams wrote the screenplay. He died in 1975.

Unknown resource epub, fresh with operating bankruptcy breaks.

Show description

Read Online or Download All The Way (aka "The Concrete Flamingo") PDF

Best fiction books

Mad About Mirabelle

Holy crap! Mirabelle Turner's new round the corner neighbor is the final guy she anticipated to ever see back. It was once something to have knee wobbling intercourse with this darkish horny stranger behind a limo yet rather one other to discover him staying round the corner together with his Aunt Lila. Can she face up to the enticements of the boy round the corner?

Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

Katie Wilkinson has eventually chanced on the best guy - yet someday he abruptly disappears, abandoning just a diary written via a brand new mom named Suzanne for her child, Nicholas. In it she in detail finds the romance among herself and the child's father, her hopes for his or her marriage, and her unheard of pleasure in motherhood.

Awaken Me Darkly (Alien Huntress, Book 1)


In a time and position no longer too distant, Mia Snow is an alien huntress for the recent Chicago Police division, and she's the proper lady for the task. tricky and attractive, she's earned each one of her scars struggling with the elusive enemy between us. Now, investigating a sequence of killings, she is shaken to the center while a burst of violence leaves her companion Dallas battling for his existence. A tall, erotic stranger holds the facility to heal the injured agent -- and to bind Mia in an electrifying and hazardous seduction. he's Kyrin en Arr, of the lethal Arcadian species -- an alien, a homicide suspect -- who has Mia jogging a knife's facet, risking her badge or even her existence. . . and edging toward a surprising revelation that would shatter every thing she's ever believed.

The Opposite House

Lyrical and very relocating, the other condominium explores the skinny wall among fantasy and fact throughout the alternating stories of 2 younger ladies. growing to be up in London, Maja, a singer, constantly struggled to barter her Afro-Cuban heritage along with her actual domestic. Yemaya is a Santeria emissary who lives in a mysterious somewherehouse with doorways: one beginning to London, the opposite to Lagos.

Additional resources for All The Way (aka "The Concrete Flamingo")

Sample text

But after Ponneh cut her hand that day, Reza sat beside her and sang bits of a French song that Saba had shown him a few days before. “Le Mendiant de l’Amour” became popular in Iran because of its easy-to-mimic chorus and manic Persian-sounding melody.  . “That’s not what it means,” shot Saba, feeling personally injured by Reza’s blatant mistranslation, by his awful accent, and his lovely voice. ’ It’s French. ” She wanted to repeat her point, but didn’t want to be accused of showing off again.

How much earth, Saba asked me once after the big loss of half her family. How many scoops of my teaspoon would get me all the way from here to there? She held that spoon poised against the earth as if she were ready to start digging to her sister. She knew just how to break my heart. “He isn’t paid enough,” Mahtab said that day about the Sun and Moon Man. ” And Saba knew it was true, because at the end of every tale, the storyteller is required to do the truth-and-lies poem, the one that rhymes “yogurt” and “yogurt soda” (maast and doogh) with “truth” and “lies” (raast and doroogh).

Saba replies with shy smiles and nods. It is their private routine. Later, Ponneh accused Saba of excluding her again, revealing their secret pantry, and showing off in English. Saba accused Ponneh of cutting her hand on purpose, not truly caring about the music, and stealing her song. But in a world without Mahtab, Saba can’t last long without a best friend. Soon more important things distracted them. Ponneh discovered that with the right color chalk, she could draw 48 a t e a spoon of e a rth a n d se a entire scenes on the inside of an old white chador.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.82 of 5 – based on 37 votes