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by Charles Williams
Open Road Integrated Media. Before he closed the book he took something from between the pages and stared at it. It was a single long strand of ash-blond hair. He shook his head again.
Open Road Integrated Media. Holy Jesus, Mate, look at this! one of the seamen exclaimed behind him. The mate turned and the man was holding open a black satchel that had been lying on one of the settees. It was jammed with green blocks of American currency, paper-banded sheafs of twenties, fifties, and hundreds.
My last appointment of the summer with hard-boiled fiction maestro Charles Williams is Scorpion Reef.
Originally published in hardback as Scorpion Reef. My last appointment of the summer with hard-boiled fiction maestro Charles Williams is Scorpion Reef. Published in 1955, the novel appeared in condensed form as Flight To Nowhere in the September 1955 issue of Manhunt and was reprinted five years later under the tawdry title Gulf Coast Girl.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Scorpion Reef is typical of Williams's early work in that it features a hapless protagonist (Bill Manning) who gets drawn in by a powerful and alluring woman (Shannon McCaulay) who consistently lies to him about her motives.
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Report an error in the book. Aboard a ghost ship, sailors discover a tale of treasure, lust, and murder. When the tanker finds the yacht, she is far from land, adrift in the middle of the Caribbean. No one is onboard, but the hold is stuffed with cash, the coffeepot is still warm, and a hint of perfume hangs in the air.
Scorpion Reef - Charles Williams. Fresh ebook deals, delivered daily. Williams is a master at building tension and he does it throughout this book. The tension in this story - which is really not that complicated plot wise - is pulled tight
Scorpion Reef - Charles Williams. The tension in this story - which is really not that complicated plot wise - is pulled tight. Whether you read this for the Pulpish aspects of the seductive blonde who the poor sucker can't say no to, the developing relationship between these two characters, the fight scenes, the desperate attempts to get away from the hoods, the deep sea excitement, this is just a terrific book.
Charles Williams (. Williams also produced, particularly late in his career, what might be called "blue-water noir": Scorpion Reef, The Sailcloth Shroud, Aground, Dead Calm, and And The Deep Blue Sea. Woody Haut argues that Williams, like fellow crime novelist Charles Willeford, wrote stories fueled by an "antipathy to state power, state crimes and the creation of social conditions leading to criminal activity. Relying on wit, humor and ingenious plotting, Williams's characters constantly attempt to outwit the system.
Her voice was muffled. How long have you known what these gorillas are after?. She turned slowly on her back and looked up at me. Since three o’clock this afternoon, she said. I sighed, and felt suddenly weak with relief or joy, or both. All the cancerous growth of bitterness was gone and I wanted to kneel beside the bunk and take her in my arms. Instead I lit a cigarette and put it between her fingers. I want to apologize, I said.
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