And The Deep Blue Sea by Charles Williams

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 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 mistaken flow was once sure death.

Charles Williams (1909-1975) was once 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 ahead of leaving to paintings within the electronics undefined. on the finish of worldwide conflict II, Williams begun writing fiction in San Francisco, the place the luck of the “backwoods noir” Hill lady (1951) allowed him to hand over his task and write complete time for the remainder of his life.

Williams’ fresh and a bit informal narrative kind distinguishes his novels, which diversity from hard-boiled noir to suspense thrillers, set within the sea and the Deep South. even if released through pulp homes, his paintings received nice serious acclaim, with Hell Hath No Fury (1953) turning into the 1st paperback unique to be reviewed via mythical long island instances critic Anthony Boucher. lots 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.

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