By Charles Williams
The past due Charles Williams may be top often called a author of taut action-adventure novels often with a nautical tie in (Dead Calm, Scorpion Reef, etc). He additionally wrote the very compelling noir masterpiece entitled the new Spot. The incorrect Venus for this reason represents a one hundred eighty measure departure from William's traditional literary fare. It's an over-the-top comedy approximately american citizens in Paris. This very humorous publication is populated with a couple of attention-grabbing characters. A spinsterish authoress of most sensible promoting intercourse soaking wet novels, a few completely inept kidnappers, a ruthless French gangster and a six foot tall blond fantastic thing about a ghostwriter who's beautiful strong at judo... to call just a couple of. There's additionally lots of slapstick motion and an abundance of very smart discussion. the incorrect Venus is a perfectly pleasing show off for an incredibly assorted part to Charles William's monstrous talent.
Charles Williams (1909-1975) was once one of many preeminent authors of yank crime fiction. Born in Texas, he dropped out of faculty in 10th grade to enlist within the US service provider Marine, serving ten years prior to leaving to paintings within the electronics undefined. on the finish of worldwide conflict II, Williams all started writing fiction in San Francisco, the place the luck of the “backwoods noir” Hill lady (1951) allowed him to hand over his activity and write complete time for the remainder of his life.
Williams’ fresh and just a little informal narrative type distinguishes his novels, which diversity from hard-boiled noir to suspense thrillers, set within the sea and the Deep South. even though released by means of pulp homes, his paintings gained nice serious acclaim, with Hell Hath No Fury (1953) changing into the 1st paperback unique to be reviewed through mythical ny occasions critic Anthony Boucher. lots of his novels have been tailored to the monitor, together with lifeless Calm (1963) and Don’t simply Stand There! (1966), for which Williams wrote the screenplay. He died in 1975.
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