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FREE READ ☆ Green Ice ß ✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ Green Ice By Raoul Whitfield ✸ – Gym-apparel.co.uk Whitfield's first novel and the one critics like best Hammett loved it but then Whitfield and Hammett were drinking buddies The story begins with Mal Ourney's release from a two year prison sentence W Whitfield's first novel and the one critiPlan to get the big guys when he gets out Rumors of this spread outside the prison walls and he is a target for a frame up within hours of his release. Classic crime novel I got for cheap It's of decent historical interest if you like me enjoy noir novels it's cool to read one of the originals And there's great tough guy dialogue and turns of phrase throughout And the plot is so ridiculously convoluted that I really couldn't follow it all that closely Something about emeralds that somebody had or possibly nobody had and that lots of people get killed over Never uite sure who did the killing or why but it's a decent enough ride and the climactic scene is brilliantly cinematic so much so that I'm pretty sure it was ripped off in a movie Maybe Godfather II About as much misogyny as you'd expect in this kind of book from this era and somewhat less racism Which isn't to say none just less than I was bracing myself for Of mostly historical interest and definitely not worth picking up if you're not already a fan of noir novels

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Whitfield's first novel and the one critics like best Hammett loved it but then Whitfield and Hammett were drinking buddies The story begins with Mal. New introduction to this edition by Pete Hamill New Gregg Press series is edited by Otto PenzlerGreen Ice opens with the release of Mal Ourney from Sing Sing where he has served a short term In this Whitfield's first novel and the one critics like best Hammett loved it but then Whitfield and Hammett were drinking buddies The story begins with Mal Ourney's release from a two year prison sentence While in prison Ourney apparently develops sympathy for the small time crooks he meets and hatches a plan to get the big guys when he gets out Rumors of this spread outside the prison walls and he is a target for a frame up within hours of his release

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Green IceOurney's release from a two year prison sentence While in prison Ourney apparently develops sympathy for the small time crooks he meets and hatches a. Legend has it that Dashiell Hammett was very fond of this first novel actually a reworking of five short stories by Whitfield On the other hand Hammett and Whitfield were drinking buddiesso there's that Actually this is pretty decent early noir Mal Ourney gets out of prison after doing two years for a crime committed by a woman for which he took the rap He is almost immediately thrust in to a byzantine plot that involves nearly a dozen murders Ourney isn't actually a detective but acts the part in the story Of course everyone else thinks he's a criminal And they insist on thinking that even when it doesn't make a bit of sense for them to do so And that's one of the definite problems with the work Everyone here is pretty profoundly stupid including our protagonist who waltzes in to set up after set up Still the dialogue is pretty good The plot is properly far fetched It's kind of cool to hear some archaic slang that I haven't run across before continued reference to cigarettes as pills Worth a read as a very early example of literary noir