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David Goodis


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David Goodis is one of the most admired American noir writers of the last century. Goodis worked in Hollywood for Warner Brothers but in 1950 he returned to his native Philadelphia and continued to write paperback novels about man's inexorable decline into despair. He died in obscurity in 1967.

Genres: Mystery
 
Novels
   Retreat from Oblivion (1939)
   Dark Passage (1946)
   Behold This Woman (1947)
   Nightfall (1947)
     aka Missing Believed Murdered / The Dark Chase / Convicted
   Of Missing Persons (1950)
   Cassidy's Girl (1951)
   Of Tender Sin (1952)
   Street of the Lost (1952)
   The Burglar (1953)
   The Moon in the Gutter (1953)
   Black Friday (1954)
   The Blonde on the Street Corner (1954)
   Street of No Return (1954)
   The Wounded and the Slain (1955)
   Down There (1956)
     aka Shoot the Piano Player
   Fire in the Flesh (1957)
   Night Squad (1961)
   Somebody's Done for (1967)
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