By Elliott Chaze

Through the Fifties, Gold Medal Books brought authors like Jim Thompson, Chester Himes, and David Goodis to a mass readership longing for tales of lowlife and sordid crime. at the present time lots of those writers are fashionable contributors of the literary canon, yet one of many most interesting of them of all, Elliott Chaze, continues to be unjustly imprecise. Now, for the 1st time in part a century, Chaze’s tale of doomed love at the run returns to print in a exchange paperback edition.

whilst Tim Sunblade escapes from felony, his sole ownership is an infallible plan for the final word heist. difficulty is it’s a two-person task. So while he meets Virginia, a apparently well-spoken “ten-dollar tramp,” and discovers that the one factor she cares for is “drifts of cash, lumps of it,” he is familiar with he’s met his associate. What he doesn’t suspect is this lavender-eyed angel may possibly simply end up to be his match. 

Black Wings Has My Angel careens via a panorama of determined ardour and wild reversals. it's a trip you'll always remember.

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It was in reply to something that I said myself. We were talking about Mrs. Harbord who had worked for the Miss Benevents. I said she had told my sister that my stepson Alan never went away from Underhill. ’ ‘She kept on saying so. Ellen thought it was all nonsense. Why should the Miss Benevents say he had gone away if he hadn’t? That’s what Ellen said. But when I said it to you, Miss Silver, you said — well, you said that you thought Mrs. ’ Miss Silver looked at him and said gravely and clearly, ‘Yes, I remember.

Candida felt as if something cold had touched her. It didn’t come from Miss Cara — her hand was burning hot. It let go of her wrist now and went up to touch the carefully ordered hair, incongruously black above the ravaged face. She had stopped crying, and though her eyelids were reddened and the smooth powdered surface of her skin had been impaired, she had a relaxed look. ‘It’s nice to have someone to talk to,’ she said in quite a pleased voice. ’ Chapter Ten On the following day when Candida had finished her driving lesson she found Stephen Eversley waiting for her, his car parked outside the garage.

Well, if you get an opportunity you might ask her. ’ Stephen duly supped with Louisa Arnold, and was introduced to ‘My cousin, Miss Maud Silver’. It turned out to be a very distant connection indeed, and he had to listen while Miss Arnold traced it out through her mother’s step-brother’s marriage to a Miss Emily Silver who was first cousin once removed to Miss Maud Silver’s father. As all this information was embellished and diversified by a considerable fund of anecdotage, it took the most of the way through supper.

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