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Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1930s and 40s

The Postman Always Rings Twice, James M. Cain | They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, Horace McCoy | Thieves Like Us, Edward Anderson | The Big Clock, Kenneth Fearing | Nightmare Alley, William Lindsay Gresham | I Married a Dead Man, Cornell Woolrich
Edited by Robert Polito

“The most important collection of crime fiction ever published in the United States.” — Ed Gorman

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ISBN: 978-1-88301146-8 990 pages

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N° 94 Library of America Series

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