By J. D. Robb
From number 1 New York Times bestselling writer Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, comes a brand new novel within the futuristic series…Detective Eve Dallas investigates a murder on established grounds: her husband’s hotel—and unearths herself up opposed to a assassin with a fondness for the finer issues in life—and death…
At the luxury Roarke Palace inn, a maid walks into suite 4602 for the nightly turndown— and steps into her worst nightmare. A killer leaves her lifeless, strangled via a skinny silver twine. He’s Sly Yost, a virtuoso of track and homicide. a success guy for the elite. Lieutenant Eve Dallas understands him good. yet during this twisted case, realizing the killer doesn’t support resolve the crime. simply because there’s another individual concerned. a person with a extra own purpose. And Eve needs to face a terrifying possibility—that the true goal may possibly, in truth, be her husband Roarke…
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The fact that it is a melodrama of redemption involving a femme fatale who seduces a “good” man to deceive his family and neglect his vocation is ignored in Macek’s review. Tony’s moral and judicial transgressions are punished, and the flashback 16 Introduction ends with him lying seriously wounded in the street. While the superficial noir aspects are obvious—involving a dangerous woman and a “respectable” man—this external plot strand only functions to establish the film’s main dramatic element involving the internal conflict within Tony.
New York: Limelight Editions. Silver, Alain, and Elizabeth Ward. 1992. Film Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style. New York: Overlook Press. Silver, Alain, and James Ursini. 2004. Film Noir. Cologne, Germany: Taschen. , and Eric Lax. 1997. Bogart. New York: William Morrow. Spicer, Andrew. 2002. Film Noir. Harlow, UK: Longman. Williams, Linda. 2001. Playing the Race Card: Melodramas of Black and White from Uncle Tom to O. J. Simpson. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 18 The Hard-Boiled Influence Geoff Mayer I don’t know what the game was.
J. Simpson. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 18 The Hard-Boiled Influence Geoff Mayer I don’t know what the game was. I’m not sure how it should be played. No one ever tells you. I only know we must have played it wrong, somewhere along the way. I don’t even know what the stakes are. I only know they’re not for us. We’ve lost. That’s all I know. We’ve lost. And now the game is through. The End —Cornell Woolrich, I Married a Dead Man (1948) Many of the ingredients that formed film noir in Hollywood in the 1940s were developed a decade or more earlier in the hard-boiled fiction that reached the American public via pulp magazines and, to a lesser extent, the crime novel.