By David Goodis
“David Goodis didn’t write novels, he wrote suicide notes.” - Ed Gorman
They say guy wishes a girl to visit hell with. Cassidy had . One used to be Mildred, the spouse who stored him chained with ties of worry and jealousy and paralyzing sexual want. the opposite was once Doris, a frail angel with a 100-proof halo and a bottle rather than a harp. With these , Cassidy chanced on that the trip to hell may be two times as fast.
Cassidy's Girl has all of the qualities that made its writer a virtuoso of the hard-boiled: a fiercely compelling ploy; characters who self-destruct in spectacularly unpredictable methods; and an insider's wisdom of the entire routes to the bottom.
First released 1951
"If ‘Noir Fiction’ is outlined as a sub style of the hardboiled with an “…emphasis on sexual relationships and using intercourse to enhance the plot and the self-destructive features of the lead characters.” Then Goodis wrote that definition in ‘Cassidy’s Girl’."
"In deed, virtually each personality during this minor grasp piece is self-destructive and bent at the failure of the very proposal of redemption for Jim Cassidy."
"When Cassidy’s Girl used to be first published in paper again it bought 1000000 copies and confirmed David Goodis as a successor to Hammett and Chandler within the moment new release of hardboiled writers that may ultimately be referred to as the paperback writers. the full tale and the entire characters are a metaphor for every little thing uncontrollable in lifestyles which can drag a guy down. Even the twisted, Goodis, chuffed finishing isn't any happiness in any respect yet a validation of the soiled failure awaiting us all."
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Listen,” he said. “All I know is that the mummy was whispering to Professor Yarborough, and we were trying to help him solve the mystery. ” The boy he was holding down looked bewildered. ” he asked. “I do not understand. ” “That’s what we’re trying to find out,” Pete told him emphatically. “You seem to know a lot about the mummy. But maybe I know some things you don’t. ” As Pete spoke, he was thinking that if he could get some more clues to the mystery of the whispering mummy from Hamid, he might be able to wrap up both the mummy case and the case of Mrs.
He used the mobile telephone that came with the luxurious car, a telephone from which any number could be called even while the occupant was driving. First he called Mrs. Banfry, who told him that Pete had left a long time ago. Then he called Headquarters and got no answer. Then he called his Uncle Titus, who said that Hans and Konrad had gone to a drive-in movie in the light truck. He also reported, after taking a look, that Pete’s bicycle was still parked in the salvage yard. ” Bob said, looking worried.
Why should it whisper to you, Jupe? ” “Now wait a minute, wait a minute,” Pete protested. ” “It is not scientific,” Professor Yarborough admitted. ” 30 | P a g e Jupe looked confident. “I believe,” he said, “that the mummy will whisper to me. Then I will have more information to work on. ” Pete demanded, looking at the electric clock on the wall of Headquarters later that afternoon. ” Bob asked, looking up from the notes he had been writing down about the morning’s episode. He had been working all afternoon in the library, where he had a part-time job, and couldn’t get at his special assignment earlier.