New PDF release: Redheads Die Quickly and Other Stories

By Gil Brewer,David Rachels

Gil Brewer (1922-1983), a second-generation noir author, within the footsteps of Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, and James M. Cain. He spent such a lot of his existence within the Tampa Bay sector, the place he additionally set so much of his fiction. Like his characters, he used to be a sufferer of his personal weaknesses, loss of life as a result alcoholism that plagued his entire grownup life.

Brewer released prolifically lower than quite a few pseudonyms and in a number of area of interest genres together with secret, romance, and pornography. Over the process his occupation, he released greater than a hundred brief tales and 50 novels, together with A flavor for Sin, devil Is a Woman, and The lady from Hateville. he's identified for his daily characters--often underdogs, often downtrodden, and wanting to get forward in life--who eventually succumb to their very own weaknesses and desires.

Brewer revolutionized the provision of reading-as-entertainment for the yankee humans through assisting to use a brand new marketplace: the paperback unique. a lot of his novels, together with the bestselling 13 French Street, have lately been reissued for a brand new viewers. despite the fact that, Redheads Die fast and different Stories is the 1st selection of his brief fiction.

Because his paintings used to be released in numerous pulp magazines, and since he on a regular basis did not submit tales below his personal identify, Brewer's fans--and enthusiasts of hard-boiled noir fiction in general--have usually been annoyed of their efforts to discover the paintings of this mid-century American crime author. David Rachels has sifted throughout the Brewer papers on the college of Wyoming, thumbed millions of courses, and tracked down infrequent pulp magazines on eBay, to create the first-ever authoritative checklist of Brewer's brief tales, with the easiest featured in one volume.

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