After Dark, My Sweet
'A blisteringly imaginative crime novelist...violent, amoral, terse and fast-moving...a classic American novelist' Kirkus Reviews
Bill Collins is young, good looking, agile and strong, but he's a drifter with mild multiple neuroses, in and out of institutions, and dangerously violent on occasion.
When he gets involved with the hard-drinking Fay Anderson and the deceptively pleasant ex-police officer everyone knows as Uncle Bud in a ruthless kidnap plot, everything goes to hell in a hurry, and the end, for Bill, is inevitable and shattering. This is a tour de force of paranoia and violence from the master of the crime noir novel.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing
A "crazy" ex-fighter hooks up with an alcoholic "dolly" and they get involved in kidnapping a young boy. Lots of mumbly dialogue and scattered ramblings, but the ending is pretty good! And I love the last line - "I Just kind of stopped all over." Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Hagelstein - LibraryThing
An excellent noir story of a kidnapping gone bad. Kid Collins is a former boxer, felon, and escaped mental patient who gets involved with a woman and a bad situation. He's an intriguing character - a ... Read full review