Don't Cry For Me

Don't Cry For Me

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by William Campbell Gault
     
 

He was a heel . . . a blue-blood gone bad, a low-brow with class, a bum with an income. He liked low-slung cars and top-heavy girls, and he took his pleasure where he found it. He was the consort of bookies, dope-peddlers, crooks; the buddy of has-beens, tough guys, and junkies. He dreamed the big dream, but played it small . . . free wheeling it down hill all the

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He was a heel . . . a blue-blood gone bad, a low-brow with class, a bum with an income. He liked low-slung cars and top-heavy girls, and he took his pleasure where he found it. He was the consort of bookies, dope-peddlers, crooks; the buddy of has-beens, tough guys, and junkies. He dreamed the big dream, but played it small . . . free wheeling it down hill all the way, with a crack-up-and murder-at the bottom.

Too many slow horses, too many fast women, and finally, one loaded cigarette; and after that . . . trouble: a woman who wouldn't stay, a dead man's face that wouldn't go away, and an alibi that wouldn't stick . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440539640
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
01/15/2012
Series:
Prologue Books
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
954,480
File size:
514 KB

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Don't Cry For Me 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maybe it's a book for males, for this writer's style or the '50's setting but this was hard to stay with...even though I did finish it. (dw)
hannahsgram More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Written in the fifties, it has all the appeal of a good old fashioned who-done-it with some nice twists and turns and an unexpected ending.
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dougbq More than 1 year ago
This is exactly what it professes to be-a decent way to spend a few hours. The story revolves around a rich kid in early 1950s Los Angeles who has fallen in with gangsters. People wind up dead in his apartment. The police want to connect with his acquaintances, who are mobsters and his girlfriend wants him to get a decent job and get married. The poor guy doesn't know which way to turn. He eventually straightens it all out, but not necessarily in the ways he anticipated. Not great literature, but it doesn't pretend to be. If you are looking for a pleasant read to while away a few hours, you could do worse.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book - good pace and some twists and turns. author seems to have ties to Indiana which was interesting...
ChooseyOne More than 1 year ago
Different type of read, tho well written. I had trouble identifying with the time-period and its lingo. Characters are 3-dimensional. Very readable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago