Another great story from Jim Nisbet. Nisbet strikes just the right balance between violent action & wry, sardonic humor I've come to expect, anticipate & enjoy.
Another great story from Jim Nisbet. Shelves: crime-noir, jimnisbet, novels. A second Windrow book - so that settles what happened at the end of The Damned Don't Die.
Spiders Cage: A Novel - Libro electrónico escrito por Jim Nisbet. Lee este libro en la app de Google Play Libros en tu PC o dispositivo Android o iOS. Descarga Spiders Cage: A Novel para leerlo sin conexión, destacar texto, agregar marcadores o tomar notas. Spider's Cage sees the return of Martin Windrow, the detective first introduced to readers in The Damned Don't Die ("a super thriller" -Los Angeles Times). When Jodie O’Ryan, the country singer he adores, disappears after the death of her grandfather, a millionaire oil man, Windrow sets off on their trail.
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ALSO BY JIM NISBET -NOVELS- The Damned Don’t Die (AKA THE GOURMET) Lethal Injection Death Puppet The Price of the Ticket Prelude to a Scream The Syracuse Codex. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15. Also by jim nisbet. The Damned Don’t Die. (aka the gourmet).
He squinted down through the smoke of a cigarette whose drooping ash, though not extending quite so far, coped almost perfectly the curve his nose launched away from his face.
He squinted down through the smoke of a cigarette whose drooping ash, though not extending quite so far, coped almost perfectly the curve his nose launched away from his face side and maintained a recently wolfed hotdog in its place. His eyes were tired, multiple lines extended backwards from them toward each temple, discolored flesh encircled them, and the musculature that might pull his mouth into a smile didn’t, but formed two deep downward clefts, one on each side of the descending corners of his mouth.
Jim Nisbet has published thirteen novels, the most recent of which, Snitch World, was released by Green Arcade/PM Press in July, 2013. The Overlook Press published The Spider's Cage (aka Le Chien d'Ulysse (1992, Paris), or Ulysses' Dog), the most recent title in that publisher's ongoing reissue of Nisbet's entire backlist, along with Old & Cold, a new novel, in 2012.
A riveting new novel by the author of "Lethal Injection". After a visit to San Francisco's Tenderloin District, where pleasures are simple and cheap, Stanley Ahearn awakens to find himself zipped into a sleeping bag, left for dead. and missing a kidney. When he learns that there's something wrong with his remaining kidney, Stanley finds himself on the street with a new perspective: revenge.
Jim Nisbet goes full-on maximal. Jim Nisbet's cult classic Lethal Injection, one of the first Black Lizard Books originals, has been out of print in the United States for an unforgivably long time. Where crime fiction masters Elmore Leonard and Donald Westlake pruned their prose to the lean-n-mean essential, Nisbet erupts in explosions of erudite overkill, resulting in similes (so integral a part of the noir) that are amusingly overwrought: "His Adam's apple bobbed up and down his throat like a nervous commodities broker trading in mucus and obsequies. Overlook is remedying that with this paperback - the first of nine reissues that will make up a Nisbet revolution.
his style has overtones of Walker Percy's smooth southern satin, but his characters-losers, grifters, con men-hark back to the days of James M. Cain's twisted images of morality," writes the Toronto Globe-Mail. In the tradition of Jim Thompson and Damon Runyon, Jim Nisbet is too good to miss and Windward Passage is a masterpiece that raises the bar even for a master like Nisbet.
A brilliantly noir mystery from the author of Lethal Injection, never before published in English.Spider's Cage sees the return of Martin Windrow, the detective first introduced to readers in The Damned Don't Die ("a super thriller" --Los Angeles Times). When Jodie O’Ryan, the country singer he adores, disappears after the death of her grandfather, a millionaire oil man, Windrow sets off on their trail. Strangers and storytellers cross his path: friendly tarantulas, a Verlaine-reading prostitute, an androgynous bodyguard, a pimp-entrepreneur-singer, a Salvadorean revolutionary, a car salesman hooked on tranquilizers, a cop who treats the common cold with cocaine cut with amphetamines … Windrow travels from surprise to nightmare, and from body to body, up until the dark-as-night finale.