All The Way (aka "The Concrete Flamingo") by Charles Williams

By Charles Williams

All The Way is a compact, well equipped factor established round an fascinating premise: so one can devote the right crime, Jerry Forbes has to spend every week impersonating a guy he doesn’t resemble… whom he helped homicide.

Charles Williams (1909-1975) used to be one of many preeminent authors of yankee crime fiction. Born in Texas, he dropped out of faculty in 10th grade to enlist within the US service provider Marine, serving ten years sooner than leaving to paintings within the electronics undefined. on the finish of worldwide warfare II, Williams started writing fiction in San Francisco, the place the good fortune of the “backwoods noir” Hill lady (1951) allowed him to hand over his activity and write complete time for the remainder of his life.

Williams’ fresh and a bit informal narrative type distinguishes his novels, which variety from hard-boiled noir to suspense thrillers, set within the sea and the Deep South. even though released by means of pulp homes, his paintings gained nice severe acclaim, with Hell Hath No Fury (1953) turning into the 1st paperback unique to be reviewed by means of mythical big apple occasions critic Anthony Boucher. a lot of his novels have been tailored to the monitor, together with lifeless Calm (1963) and Don’t simply Stand There! (1966), for which Williams wrote the screenplay. He died in 1975.
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It gave Tom a sense as if his head was filled, and ready to burst with every breath he drew. Still he struggled to loosen the nuts. There were but four more now, and he Chapter Thirteen. Off for the Treasure 42 Tom Swift And His Submarine Boat took off three while Mr. Jackson removed one. The young inventor lifted off the valve cover, though it felt like a ton weight to him. He gave a glance inside. " he murmured. "The valve's clogged. No wonder it wouldn't work. " It was the work of only a minute to adjust the valve.

He had prepared himself, from the description of Mr. Sharp, to meet a gruff, bewhiskered individual, with a voice like a crosscut saw, and a rolling gait. Instead he saw a man of medium size, with a smooth face, merry blue eyes, and the softest voice and gentlest manner imaginable. Tom was very much disappointed. He had looked for a regular sea−dog, and he met a landsman, as he said afterward. But it was not long before our hero changed his mind regarding Captain Weston. " The young inventor refrained from mentioning submarine, as it was the wish of Mn Sharp to disclose this feature of the voyage to the sailor himself.

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