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Fires That Destroy

(1951)
A novel by

 
 
"...the perfect 1950's paperback-noir cocktail"
Joe R. Lansdale, author of The Thicket, Cold in July and Edge of Dark Water

With a new introduction by Joe R. Lansdale

Bernice, a young secretary living in New York, is frustrated by the fact that the pretty girls in her company get all the promotions.

When she discovers that her blind boss has hidden away a large amount of cash, she decides that money will be her ticket to the life she desires.

But by bringing death to one man so that she can live with another, she finds herself married to the devil...

Praise for Fires That Destroy:

"...noir aficionados should make a point of locating a copy"
Mike Dennis, author of the Key West Nocturnes Series

"Whittington's writing is crisp, with a good deal of emotional impact."
Bill Pronzini

"One of my favorites by one of my favorite writers."
Bill Crider

About Harry Whittington:
Harry "King of the Paperbacks" Whittington (1915-1989) - who was born in the north Florida town of Ocala - is today best known for the noir novels he wrote between 1950 and 1960, including classics such as A Night for Screaming, Fires That Destroy, You'll Die Next! and Web of Murder. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II, and worked as an editor and freelance writer before he continued to write full-time.

After selling his first short story to United Features in 1943, Whittington went on to write more than 170 noir, suspense, western and romance novels, using nearly 20 different names, over the next thirty years.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

May 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fires That Destroy
Author(s): Harry Whittington
ISBN: 0-88739-034-X / 978-0-88739-034-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Lizard Books
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