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Wild Wives - Charles Willeford
Wild Wives
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A classic of Hard-boiled fiction, Charles Willeford's Wild Wives is amoral, sexy and brutal. Written in a sleazy San Francisco hotel in the early 1950's while on leave from the army, Willeford creates a tale of deception featuring the crooked detective Jacob C. Blake and his nemesis-a beautiful,... show more
A classic of Hard-boiled fiction, Charles Willeford's Wild Wives is amoral, sexy and brutal. Written in a sleazy San Francisco hotel in the early 1950's while on leave from the army, Willeford creates a tale of deception featuring the crooked detective Jacob C. Blake and his nemesis-a beautiful, insane young woman who is the wife of a socially prominent San Francisco architect. Blake becomes entangled in a web of deceit, intrigue and multiple murders in this exciting period tale.First published 1956.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781400032471 (1400032474)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Pages no: 102
Edition language: English
Category:
Mystery, Crime, Noir, Pulp
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blackguysdoread
blackguysdoread rated it
4.0 Wild Wives
Wild Wives begins with a beautiful, young femme fatale walking into a private detective's office. Sound familiar? Yep, it's a well-used, ordinary convention in hard-boiled detective fiction. But writer Charles Willeford is anything but ordinary. As he did in the last Willeford book I read, Pick-up,...
Cathy67
Cathy67 rated it
Willeford's description of characters is unique and all his own which is just one reason I like to take a break with his books.This one is shorter than most books and I can't point to one person as the real 'bad guy' since every person has his (or her) flaws, deep flaws. One reviewer said 'deadpan'...
EricCWelch
EricCWelch rated it
Charles Willeford originally published this under the title Until I am Dead and is often paired with [b:High Priest of California|13345117|High Priest of California|Charles Willeford|http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519X31LRrnL._SL75_.jpg|16498866]. They bear similarities. In both cases does ...
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