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My lovely executioner ; Agreement to kill

Author: Peter Rabe
Publisher: Eureka, Calif. : Stark House Press, 2006.
Series: Stark House noir classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Stark House Press ed
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Rabe can pack more into 10 words than most writers can do with a page. In My Lovely Executioner, Jimmy Gallivan finds himself busted out of prison against his will--he only has three weeks left to serve on a seven-year sentence--because someone important thinks he knows something he can't remember. In Agreement to Kill, Jake Spinner walks out of prison on his own, having served his time, into an old grudge match  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Noir fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Rabe
ISBN: 1933586117 9781933586113
OCLC Number: 122909603
Notes: Originally published in 1960 (My lovely executioner) and 1957 (Agreement to kill).
"Stark House Noir Classics"--Cover.
Description: 289 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: A personal recollection / Max Gartenberg --
Noir and gestalt: the life of Peter Rabe / George Tuttle --
My lovely executioner / Peter Rabe --
Agreement to kill / Peter Rabe --
Peter Rabe / Donald E. Westlake.
Series Title: Stark House noir classics.
Other Titles: Agreement to kill.
Responsibility: by Peter Rabe.

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Rabe can pack more into 10 words than most writers can do with a page. In My Lovely Executioner, Jimmy Gallivan finds himself busted out of prison against his will--he only has three weeks left to serve on a seven-year sentence--because someone important thinks he knows something he can't remember. In Agreement to Kill, Jake Spinner walks out of prison on his own, having served his time, into an old grudge match that soon takes an unpredictable turn.

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