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The House Of Wolfe

Author: James Carlos Blake
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802191630
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A masterful, hard-hitting, fast-moving thriller about love, family, and loyalty set around the borderlands of Texas and Mexico. On a rainy winter night in Mexico City, a ten-member wedding party is kidnapped in front of the groom’s family mansion. The perpetrator is a small-time gangster named El Galán, who wants nothing more than to make his crew part of a major cartel and hopes that this crime will be his big break. He sets the wedding party’s ransom at five million US dollars, to be paid in cash within twenty-four hours. The only captive not related to either the bride or the groom is the young Jessica Juliet Wolfe, a bridesmaid and close friend of the bride. Jessie also hails from a family of notorious outlaws that has branches on both sides of the border, and when the Wolfes learn of Jessie’s abduction, the family decides to take swift action. Gritty and exhilarating, “This fast-paced, well-plotted thriller reads like a mix of Cormac McCarthy and Elmore Leonard” (Library Journal). From “one of the greatest chroniclers of the mythical American outlaw life” (Entertainment Weekly), The House of Wolfe “keeps the reader engaged as the action rushes toward a surprising and fully satisfying conclusion” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). “A hard-edged, fast-moving thriller that will hold your attention hostage—good luck getting away.” —Booklist (starred review) “Blake has an unerring sense of control, and—though Elmore Leonard and Cormac McCarthy are lurking in the book’s DNA—a distinctive voice . . . The House of Wolfe is a pungent and exhilarating read. ” —Financial Times

The Ways Of Wolfe

Author: James Carlos Blake
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802189415
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A Mexican-American convict escapes prison to find his daughter in this “gripping ride” by the Los Angeles Times Book Prize–winning author of The House of Wolfe (Arizona Daily Star). Axel Prince Wolfe was the heir apparent to his Texas family’s law firm and its ‘shade trade’ criminal enterprises. Then he took part in a robbery that went wrong. Abandoned by his partners, he was the only one caught. His family was disgraced, his wife absconded, and his infant daughter Jessie was left an orphan. Two decades later, Axel has given up his desire for revenge against his partners. All he wants is to see the woman his daughter has become, despite her lifelong refusal to acknowledge him. With eleven years left to serve, Axel escapes with a young Mexican inmate, evading a massive manhunt by heading down the Rio Grande and into a desert inferno. But as his chance to see Jessie comes within reach, a startling discovery sends Axel headlong toward a reckoning many years in the making. Winner of the Maltese Falcon Award and the Grand Prix du Roman Noir Étranger, James Carlos Blake has been hailed as “one of the most original writers in America today.” The Ways of Wolfe continues his acclaimed saga of the Wolfe family (Chicago Sun-Times). “James Carlos Blake has long been one of my favorites, but his Wolfe family saga may be his best work to date.” —Ace Atkins, on The House of Wolfe

The Rules Of Wolfe

Author: James Carlos Blake
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
ISBN: 1843444097
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The first book in the Wolfe family series SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA GOLDSBORO GOLD DAGGER 'Blake's literary badlands are uniquely his own' – GQ Eddie Gato Wolfe is a young, impetuous member of the Wolfe family of Texas gun-runners that goes back generations. Increasingly unfulfilled by his minor role in family operations and eager to set out on his own, Eddie crosses the border to work security for a major Mexican drug cartel led by the ruthless La Navaja. Eddie falls for a mysterious woman named Miranda, whom he learns too late is the property of an intimate member of La Navaja's organization. When they're discovered, the violent upshot forces Eddie and Miranda to run for their lives, fleeing into the deadly Sonora Desert in hope of crossing the border to safety. But La Navaja's reach is far and his lust for revenge insatiable. If La Navaja's men don't kill Eddie and Miranda, the brutal desert just may. Their only hope: help from the family that Eddie abandoned. At once a riveting thriller and an inside look at the blood-drenched Mexican drug trade, The Rules of Wolfe is another classic crime novel from a writer Entertainment Weekly calls ‘one of the greatest chroniclers of the mythical American outlaw life.’ ------------------------------ 'James Carlos Blake writes with the muscularity of great pulp novels and the grace of a dancer - from the edge of an America that is forever frontier' - James Sallis 'For anyone who has never experienced the exceptional talent of the idiosyncratic Blake, this is a wonderful novel to start with... Passionate, bloody and yet incredibly romantic, it is a tribute to the genius of its author' - Daily Mail

Cornell Woolrich From Pulp Noir To Film Noir

Author: Thomas C. Renzi
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786482818
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Extremely popular and prolific in the 1930s and 1940s, Cornell Woolrich still has diehard fans who thrive on his densely packed descriptions and his spellbinding premises. A contemporary of Hammett and Chandler, he competed with them for notoriety in the pulps and became the single most adapted writer for films of the noir period. Perhaps the most famous film adaptation of a Woolrich story is Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window (1954). Even today, his work is still onscreen; Michael Cristofer’s Original Sin (2001) is based on one of his tales. This book offers a detailed analysis of many of Woolrich’s novels and short stories; examines films adapted from these works; and shows how Woolrich’s techniques and themes influenced the noir genre. Twenty-two stories and 30 films compose the bulk of the study, though many other additions of films noirs are also considered because of their relevance to Woolrich’s plots, themes and characters. The introduction includes a biographical sketch of Woolrich and his relationship to the noir era, and the book is illustrated with stills from Woolrich’s noir classics.


Author: Yvonne Rees
Publisher: Crescent
ISBN: 9780517051528
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