His name is Sand . . .
... a former crime lord with a price on his head, an army of hit men on his back, and a .45 riding in a shoulder rig under his arm to do his talking. A man alone, with few friends and many hates.
Walk along with him in this volume, down the dark street and fog-filled alleyways of Skid Row as he seeks the monstrosity that killed a ragged little man with sticky fingers and a generous heart who did not deserve to die in this dead place.
Enter a bordello where the madam has just died from a hundred shallow stab wounds. Find out why she used her last breath, not to tell the police the name of the killer, but to breathe out the word "Sand." What had this woman done for him that she knew she could talk to him from the grave?
Fly in with him to the city he left behind when he quit the mob, the city where his enemies rule and where he could never return. But the word is out. It is seeping through the underworld like smoke through a crack.
"Sand is coming back!"
There is nowhere to hide . . . and it's too late to pray.
This is a brand new book with two novels by Ennis Willie, and they're accompanied by some more stories by Ennis, along with some excellent essays about his writing. Check out the Table of Contents!
METHADONE MAN 11
Introduction by Max Allan Collins
ENNIS WILLIE: SYMPHONY 1911A IN .45 CALIBER 17
Introduction by Lynn F. Myers, Jr.
DEATH IN A DEAD PLACE (A SAND NOVEL) 27
Introduction by Wayne D. Dundee
CON’S WIFE (A SAND SHORT STORY) 101
Introduction by Bill Crider
FLESH HOUSE (A SAND SHORT STORY) 115
Introduction by Bill Pronzini
THE UGLY REDHEAD (A SAND SHORT STORY) 127
Introduction by James Reasoner
TOO LATE TO PRAY (A SAND NOVEL) 141
Introduction by Gary Lovisi
ENNIS WILLIE GETS THE THIRD DEGREE 239
An interview by Stephen Mertz
COMPLETE ENNIS WILLIE BIBLIOGRAPHY 257
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
For the first time since the 60s a collection of Sand's stories are being reprinted. Written by Ennis Willie, these are hardboiled tales that will take you back to the days when men were stoic and deadly, and women were treacherous and pneumatic. Each story is introduced by a master in the field: Max Allan Collins, Wayne D. Dundee, Bill Crider, Bill Pronzini, James Reasoner, Gary Lovisi, and there's an interview with Ennis by Stephen Mertz. The stories are: Death in a Dead Place Con's Wife Flesh House The Ugly Redhead Too Late to PrayAbout the Author:
Ennis Willie wrote some of the edgiest hardboiled stories of the post-Spillane era and in the interview in this book by Stephen Mertz you'll learn more about this enigmatic writer.
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Book Description Ramble House, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1605434396
Book Description Ramble House, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 268 pages. 9.10x6.10x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1605434396