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By Lawrence Block, Mickey Spillane, Jonathan Craig, David Alexander, Harry Whittington, William Campbell Gault, Richard S. Prather,

This anthology gains one of the most recognized authors writing on the top in their careers! quantity 4 of grasp of Noir has the subsequent ten nice tales: THE PICKPOCKET through MICKEY SPILLANE, I DON'T idiot round through LAWRENCE BLOCK, guy WITH A SHIV through RICHARD WORMSER, THE FLOATER by way of JONATHAN CRAIG, SWAMP seek through HARRY WHITTINGTON, FACE OF EVIL via DAVID ALEXANDER, look after your self by way of WILLIAM CAMPBELL GAULT, the short LINE via paintings CROCKETT, CRIME OF ardour by way of RICHARD S. PRATHER, and LUST music via STUART FRIEDMAN


First Publications
THE PICKPOCKET by way of MICKEY SPILLANE first seemed in Manhunt, December 1954.
I DON'T idiot round via LAWRENCE BLOCK first seemed in Trapped Detective tale journal, February 1961.
MAN WITH A SHIV by means of RICHARD WORMSER first seemed in Manhunt, December 1956.
THE FLOATER through JONATHAN CRAIG first seemed in Manhunt, January 1955.
SWAMP seek by way of HARRY WHITTINGTON first seemed in homicide, July 1957.
FACE OF EVIL by means of DAVID ALEXANDER first seemed in Manhunt, January 1957.
TAKE CARE OF your self by means of WILLIAM CAMPBELL GAULT first seemed in homicide, July 1957.
THE quickly LINE by means of paintings CROCKETT first seemed in Manhunt, December 1956.
CRIME OF ardour by way of RICHARD S. PRATHER first seemed in Manhunt, December 1954.
LUST tune by means of STUART FRIEDMAN first seemed in Manhunt, December 1956.

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