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Forgive Me Killer

(Brute in Brass)
A novel by

With a new retrospective, "Harry Whittington: The Last of His Kind" by Woody Haut, author of Heartbreak and Vine: The Fate of Hardboiled Writers in Hollywood, Pulp Culture: Hardboiled Fiction and the Cold War and Neon Noir.

He was a tough, brutal cop - until he fell in love!

Originally published in 1956 by Gold Medal, then reissued as Forgive Me, Killer by Black Lizard in 1987, Brute in Brass is a hardboiled novel about Mike Ballard, a crooked cop desperate to make up for previous sins, but unable to control his own desires.

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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April 1987 : USA Paperback

Title: Forgive Me Killer
Author(s): Harry Whittington
ISBN: 0-88739-035-8 / 978-0-88739-035-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Lizard
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