Confidentially Yours

by Charles Williams

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A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.

By a long arm, the reprint of the month. Charles Williams was, alongside Jim Thompson and David Goodis, one of the savage poets of the noir heyday (DISCLAIMER: I used to publish all three back when) and his torrid tales of small town American South (THE HOT SPOT) and marine thrillers (DEAD CALM) have never been bettered for atmosphere and tension, and have proven plum subjects for many filmmakers. When his wife's lover is shot, John Warren is quickly fingered as the main suspect and struggles to prove otherwise as a whirlpool of betrayal, concealed passions and panic begins to engulf him. Once filmed by Truffaut as 'Vivement Dimanche' and transposed to a less stifling French environment, this is crime writing at its most economic and breathless but no less gripping for that.

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Confidentially Yours Synopsis

In the backwoods town of Carthage, there isn't much to do but drink, sleep and shoot. John Warren is preparing for an early morning duck hunt when he hears two shotgun blasts. Only later does he learn they were the sound of Dan Roberts' death. Although it appears at first glance that the handsome young man killed himself, Warren and the police are smart enough to realise that suicide victims seldom shoot twice. That night, a drunk woman calls Warren's house, offering a motive for the crime he didn't commit. Roberts was sleeping with Warren's wife - and he wasn't her only lover. Warren didn't kill Roberts but, as the rumours begin to swirl, he may wish that he had. In a town where every man is a crack shot, shooting a rival isn't murder. It's target practice.

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Confidentially Yours Press Reviews

'[Williams] is just about as good as they come'
The New York Times

'Relying on wit, humour and ingenious plotting, Williams's characters constantly attempt to outwit the system'
Woody Haut, author of Pulp Culture

'One of the neglected hardboiled geniuses - his novels were perfect little gems'
Joe R. Lansdale, author of Savage Season

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ISBN: 9780715649114
Publication date: 23/10/2014
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780715649114
Publication date: 23rd October 2014
Author: Charles Williams
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Classic crime,

About Charles Williams

Charles Williams was one of the pre-eminent authors of American crime fiction. Many of his novels were adapted for the screen, such as Dead Calm and Don't Just Stand There!, for which Williams wrote the screenplay. He died in California in 1975.

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