First printing of republished 1938 edition. Jacket corners rubbed. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up, a novel of luck and irony, follows the wayward meanderings of a Depression drifter (Dick) as he bums his way from Oklahoma to Los Angeles in search of his son and runaway wife. There he commits one crime, plans another, and gets arrested for something he didn't do. He is befriended by characters as lush and crazy as L.A. Deco: Quentin Genter, film director, decadent, collector of beauty and poison. Mamie, an indestructibly loving divorcee. Patsy, who gilds her sandals with radiator paint and becomes an adored evangelist. And a procession of crooks, shysters, rueful temptors and loopy saints. "You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up" was a bestseller when originally published in 1938, a lost noir classic.
About the Author:
Richard Hallas is a pen name of the novelist Eric M. Knight (1897 – 1943). You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up (1938) was his only crime novel. He is also the author of Lassie, Come Home, The Flying Yorkshire-man, and the best-selling novel about the London blitz, This Above All (1941). In 1943, he was killed in the crash of a military transport plane in the jungle of Suriname.
Matt Groening is the legendary creator of the comic strip "Life in Hell" and the award-winning television cartoons "The Simpsons" and "Futurama." He has won a total of 12 Emmy Awards and received the 2002 National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award and his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.
Title: You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up
Publisher: Gregg Press
Publication Date: 1980
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Cengage Gale. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Bookseller Inventory # G0839826532I3N10
Book Description Gregg Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2670664902
Book Description Gregg Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some light highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2729092660
Book Description Gregg Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0839826532 Very Good Condition. Tight and Neat. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # Z0839826532Z2
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97808398265384.0
Book Description Gregg Press, Boston, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st. MYSTERY/Bijou-As new regular size hardcover in a near fine, spine faded jacket. red w/black lettering Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # August6-16shul8
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97808398265383.0
Book Description Gregg Press, 1980. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Text is bright and clean, though the page edges are lightly foxed. Binding is tight and square. Dust jacket shows some light edge wear. 213pp. Bookseller Inventory # 050823
Book Description Gregg Press, Boston, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First thus of this highly acclaimed book first published in 1938 . Bookseller Inventory # 001023
Book Description Gregg Press, Boston, 1980. Cloth. Book Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: good +. [xii], 213p. 1st printing. Rubbed jacket has worn corners and back scraped. "No one is sane and nothing is real," opined by one of Knight's characters about Los Angeles, which holds true for an Oklahoma drifter as he escapes arrest for theft and is convicted and then acquitted for his girlfriend's murder. Originally published in 1938. Jacket art by Fred Knecht, Jr. (8-1/4"x5-1/2"). Bookseller Inventory # H11541