Masters of Noir, Volume 2 by Craig Rice, Jonathan Craig, Hal Ellson, David Alexander,

By Craig Rice, Jonathan Craig, Hal Ellson, David Alexander, Robert Turner, Charles Jackson, Talmage Powell, Henry Kane, Michael Fessier, Harold Q. Masur

One other stroll at the wild part! during this sequence of collections of gritty Noir and Hardboiled tales, you'll locate the superior writers of the craft writing of their top. the next tales are incorporated during this moment quantity of Masters of Noir: eco-friendly EYES by means of HAL ELLSON, large thieve by way of FRANK KANE, NECKTIE get together via ROBERT TURNER, THE crimson COLLAR by way of JONATHAN CRAIG, I DON'T idiot round by means of CHARLES JACKSON, great BUNCH of men through MICHAEL FESSIER, vegetation TO THE reasonable by way of CRAIG RICE, DIE LIKE A puppy through DAVID ALEXANDER, construct one other COFFIN by way of HAROLD Q. MASUR, SOMEBODY'S GOING TO DIE by means of TALMAGE POWELL.


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But he possessed nothing of the sort, so he made do with what he had. He also wore tabi and gloves, though there was no danger of leaving behind fingerprints in the attic, as the woodwork there was still too rough. 37 From this passage, there is little sense that Gōda’s enjoyment comes from a feeling of superiority over the people he observes. Rather, his paying attention to his clothes so that they will fit the occasion suggests that he watches not only the residents under his feet but also himself as he is engaged in the act.

18 Of all the records from this period, the most interesting are the fictional kind: detective fiction writers quickly worked such changes in the urban landscape into their stories and let tailing assume a central role. Kōga Saburō’s “Kohaku no paipu” (The Amber Pipe; 1924) depicts the effects of the earthquake from the point of view of someone who lived through it. The story deals with a crime that was radically impacted by the earthquake. It also showcases three kinds of tailing: one that is designed to prevent a crime from taking place, one that is done out of necessity, and one that is done for sheer pleasure.

19 In the eyes of the narrator who participates in this program, the formation of the jikeidan has one more important advantage: The most important benefit of being on night watch is being put together with people one otherwise would never have met. There used to be the so-called educated class from Yamanote who lived in secluded houses called “shells”— some as big as turban shells, some as small as clams, with strictly delineated gardens as crammed as a cat’s forehead—who used to pretend not to see what was going on in the yard next door and never talked to neighbors.

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