Treacherous: Grifters, Ruffians and Killers

Treacherous: Grifters, Ruffians and Killers

by Gary Phillips

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TREACHEROUS: GRIFTERS, RUFFIANS AND KILLERS are the collected short stories of Chester Himes Award winner Gary Phillips. In this collection you'll find double crossers getting crossed up, two-bit hucksters looking to make that one last con, revolutionaries on the run, dying hitmen with explosive secrets and zombies lusting for cocaine.

"[These] tales feature Phillips unfaltering ear for contemporary urban dialogue and patois, relentless pacing that grabs you from the opening sentence -- oh, and plenty of sex and violence, too ..." -- Alan Cranis,

"Most of the 21 highly entertaining selections in this new collection also spotlight the hip urban scene Phillips has made his own." -- Publishers Weekly

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156859801
Publisher: Down & Out Books
Publication date: 08/11/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 382
File size: 333 KB

About the Author

Raised deep amid the cracked concrete and weathered palms of South Central L.A., weaned on the images of Kirby and Steranko in comic books, and Hammett and Himes in prose, Gary Phillips also draws on his experiences ranging from community organizer, teaching incarcerated youth, to delivering dog cages in writing his tales of chicanery and malfeasance. Please visit his website for his latest efforts at

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