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A Lou Largo Double-Shot:


All I Can Get and Like Ice She Was


William Ard


From 1959 (All I Can Get) and 1960 (Like Ice She Was) come two unforgettable hardboiled novels from the typewriter of William Ard. Francis M. Nevins and Anthony Boucher write highly of his crisp, but sensitive style and in his introduction, Nevins provides several more reasons why a renaissance of William Ard's crime novels is long overdue.


Lou Largo is the rougher brother of Timothy Dane, the hero of the first Ramble House Ard double, PERFECT .38. He holds his own with the dangerous sharks of 50s America and their even more deadly molls. Noir doesn't get any more compelling than this.


304 pages.


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