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No Good from a Corpse★ [PDF / Epub] ☄ No Good from a Corpse By Leigh Brackett ✪ – Varanus.us Legendary SciFi writer Leigh Brackett who won a posthumous award for the screenplay to Empire Strikes Back , began her career as a writer trying to reach the pages of Black Mask She was never successf Legendary SciFi writer Leigh Brackett who won from a eBook ↠ a posthumous award for the screenplay to Empire Strikes Back , began her career as a writer trying to reach the pages of Black Mask She was never successful in this, but her Chandler influenced novel No Good from a Corpse was so impressive in its hard boiled dialogue that Howard Hawks insisted No Good PDF/EPUB or its author, unseen, be brought in to work on the screenplay adaption of The Big Sleep together with a fella by the name of Faulkner Though Hawks was stunned to discover that Leigh was a woman, she got the job, and worked on what was probably the best film adaptation of a Chandler novel No Good from a Corpse offers hard Good from a MOBI ò boiled private eye Ed Clive, who gets involved with a dead girl, and suspects every one of her boyfriends an ex husband, a playboy, a blackmailer and a brute There s a woman suspect as well, and a long chase through Sunset Strip.

No Good from a Corpse PDF/EPUB ✓ from a  eBook
  • Paperback
  • 164 pages
  • No Good from a Corpse
  • Leigh Brackett
  • English
  • 26 July 2017
  • 1596540265

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  1. says:

    This is hardboiled noir detective fiction at its very best it s the novel that led Howard Hawks to sign Brackett to collaborate with William Faulkner on the screenplay for Raymond Chandler s The Big Sleep Those iconic lines that Bogart and John Wayne and Harrison Ford and on and on said in our favorite films were put there by Leigh Brackett, who, somewhat paradoxically, spentof her time writing very good science fantasy for the pulps of the day than anything else This novel captures This is hardboiled noir detective fiction at its very best it s the novel that led Howard Hawks to sign Brackett to collaborate with William Faulkner on the screenplay for Raymond Chandler s The Big Sleep Those iconic lines that Bogart and John Wayne and Harrison Ford and on and on said in our favorite films were put there by Leigh Brackett, who, somewhat paradoxically, spentof her time writing very good science fantasy for the pulps of the day than anything else This novel captures the feel of Hollywood during World War II excellently, and all the pictures I had in my mind as I read it were in black and white It s a terrific story featuring distinctive characters that jump off the page and yell at you mentally casting them with the Golden Age stars was great fun It s a very well thought out and challenging puzzle, too, with some surprising but intelligent twists and turns I recommend it highly to mystery buffs


  2. says:

    High Speed.Action Packed.HARD Boiled.Crime Mystery.2 Noir Stars.Listened with TTS.Cleanishhhhhhhh.Foul Language.


  3. says:

    The book that got Brackett the job of working on Howard Hawks s The Big Sleep.I ve been a fan since childhood of Brackett s science fiction novel The Long Tomorrow, less so of her science fantasies, but this is the first time I ve encountered her hardboiled work Much of this novel is very fine indeed the reason it gets four well, 3.5 really rather than five stars from me is that in a couple of chapters I was rolling my eyes in embarrassment at the ill conceived attempts at humor, which destr The book that got Brackett the job of working on Howard Hawks s The Big Sleep.I ve been a fan since childhood of Brackett s science fiction novel The Long Tomorrow, less so of her science fantasies, but this is the first time I ve encountered her hardboiled work Much of this novel is very fine indeed the reason it gets four well, 3.5 really rather than five stars from me is that in a couple of chapters I was rolling my eyes in embarrassment at the ill conceived attempts at humor, which destroyed the tenor of the novel as a whole.Los Angeles PI Ed Clive is in love with chanteuse Laurel Dane and she with him both know it d be madness to enter any kind of a romantic relationship, though, because they both have rotten track records When Laurel is murdered there are two obvious suspects, Ed himself and Ed s childhood best friend and then, because of a dame, worst enemy Mick Hammond The cops throw Mick into the slammer and so, mostly because of Mick s heiress wife Jane, Ed takes up the cudgels on his behalf And cudgels is an apt word, because I ve rarely come across a novel in which people belt each other around so much At one stage Ed is beaten near to death by Laurel s ex husband and Laurel s ex husband s ex cellmate I trust you re following this but of course, after a mere day or two in the hospital, is up again and raring to go with the aid of Jane s shrewish but devilish attractive and openly available sister Vivien .There aremurders, and Ed adds a few corpses of his own creation one of these is a murder, too, since the killing s not in self defense, but the text glosses over this point The final denouement is a good one, in that it s both unexpected and yet perfectly appropriate.The novel s well worth your time, especially as a window onto what Brackett s writing career might have been like had she not chosen to focus instead on science fantasy and screenwriting The genre of hardboiled fiction was, I think, significantly the poorer for that departure


  4. says:

    From 1944 Written by a notable female pulp writer A good mystery plot I don t know why I didn t like it I just didn t, and it isn t explainable And, to show it is not just my timing here, I tried to read this twice before and didn t want to, then basically forced myself this time.


  5. says:

    There is a thread which ties Raymond Chandler, Howard Hawks, William Faulkner and George Lucas together and that is the unusual talent of Leigh Brackett Brackett, whose first novel No Good From a Corpse, caught the attention of Hawks, was brought in to improve the screenplay Faulkner was struggling with Chandler s The Big Sleep among the iconic films of film noir and the film which cemented the reputation of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall as Hollywood s most sizzling couple Bracke There is a thread which ties Raymond Chandler, Howard Hawks, William Faulkner and George Lucas together and that is the unusual talent of Leigh Brackett Brackett, whose first novel No Good From a Corpse, caught the attention of Hawks, was brought in to improve the screenplay Faulkner was struggling with Chandler s The Big Sleep among the iconic films of film noir and the film which cemented the reputation of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall as Hollywood s most sizzling couple Brackett had already written science fiction stories and wrote extensively in the field throughout her life, her last project being the original draft of The Empire Strikes Back in the Star Wars series.Ed Clive is a private detective in Los Angeles with a young sidekick name Jonathan Ladd Jones Clive has a friendly stalemate sort of relationship with Homicide Division s Detective Lieutenant Jordan Gaines When Clive and his buddy Mick Hammond turn up in the apartment of murdered nightclub singer Laurel Dane, Hammond is tossed into jail Clive sets out to clear his friend s, and his own, name Hammond s wife, Jane Alcott, is loaded and holds the key to the family fortune leaving siblings Richard and Vivien fuming and drinking Enter an ex con with an alibi, some no goods from the club, and an assortment of noirish backdrops and Chandleresque dialogue the often brutal encounters between characters keeps the pulse thumping and the plot twisting, twisting, twisting who did it and did he or she do all of it It s not clear to me why this novel, first published in 1944, is in the public domain but what a treat it is You can practically feel the fog roll in, smell the wet asphalt and what perfume was that dame wearing The plot could have been a little less convoluted but that, too, is part of the charm What a pity Ms Brackett wrote so little in this genre after what has to be considered a first rate debut.Available free in multiple ebook formats at Munsey s


  6. says:

    Fast paced, riveting, and well writtenI imagine most people who read this book are established fans of the hard boiled genre, and consider Brackett something of a curiosity, given her better known screenwriting accomplishments I came to this book as a mystery neophyte, knowing nothing of Brackett, just getting into pulp, and choosing this book as a stepping stone on my way to Hammett and Chandler.The good part about this is I lack the array of tropes and archetypes that might make it easy for m Fast paced, riveting, and well writtenI imagine most people who read this book are established fans of the hard boiled genre, and consider Brackett something of a curiosity, given her better known screenwriting accomplishments I came to this book as a mystery neophyte, knowing nothing of Brackett, just getting into pulp, and choosing this book as a stepping stone on my way to Hammett and Chandler.The good part about this is I lack the array of tropes and archetypes that might make it easy for mystery fans to dismiss a book like this.This was a great read The writing is brutal and efficient, and the dialogue crackles with tension The story is tense and commands your attention, although I will bet most readers have the whole thing pieced together before the end.While the plot fulfills expectations, there were a handful of heartfelt character moments that surprised me Everyone in the book felt three dimensional, and while there wasn t time to dwell, the characters felt inhabited.The only flaw I can point to in this book is that the prose occasionally errs on the side of TOO lean Which is fine by me, better than dripping with gristle, but there were moments where I wasn t sure who was talking, or had trouble following the blocking of the scene Overall, nothing that prevented me from understanding the story, so it s really a nitpick.This is everything I want from a book A good story happening to good characters, told in clever words that suggest farthan they say


  7. says:

    Very intense noir here There s detectives, hookers, nightclub singers, estranged boyhood friends and wealthy families with jealous siblings The hero gets clocked so many times I started to get sympathy headaches And most interestingly there s a pair of ex cellmates that feel so much like a couple that I mistakenly actually thought they were identified as lovers before I realized we were talking about the nightclub singer.Anyway, very fun mystery that delivers exactly what the title would impl Very intense noir here There s detectives, hookers, nightclub singers, estranged boyhood friends and wealthy families with jealous siblings The hero gets clocked so many times I started to get sympathy headaches And most interestingly there s a pair of ex cellmates that feel so much like a couple that I mistakenly actually thought they were identified as lovers before I realized we were talking about the nightclub singer.Anyway, very fun mystery that delivers exactly what the title would imply


  8. says:

    Hardboiled noir with a punch Actually a lot of punches Protagonist Ed Clive gets hit a lot, and he feels every blow No Superman here.Clive returns from cracking a case to discover Laurel a woman he loves but knows is too promiscuous for him wants Ed to help his former best friend they split up over another woman investigate whose sending poison pen letters to his live At Laurel s apartment, someone clubs Ed unconscious and beats Laurel to death Was it Ed s buddy A member of his extre Hardboiled noir with a punch Actually a lot of punches Protagonist Ed Clive gets hit a lot, and he feels every blow No Superman here.Clive returns from cracking a case to discover Laurel a woman he loves but knows is too promiscuous for him wants Ed to help his former best friend they split up over another woman investigate whose sending poison pen letters to his live At Laurel s apartment, someone clubs Ed unconscious and beats Laurel to death Was it Ed s buddy A member of his extremely dysfunctional family Or someone else, lurking in the shadows, unseen A good mystery I guessed part of the solution, not all that got Brackett her gig cowriting the script for The Big Sleep This reminds of both The Big Sleep and Woolrich s Phantom Lady, but women get slapped around too much for me to give it five stars


  9. says:

    Great classic noir fiction Duel at the end when all is explained in detail has a minimum of violence but maximum of drama and is as vicious as duel between black and white cowboy or Jedi and Sith master Recommended read for any fan of hard boiled crime fiction.


  10. says:

    A noire detective story with hot and dangerous dames, bloody action and a murder mystery I think Brackett had a lot fun playing with these cliches, and being the master story teller she is, this makes a fun and exciting read.

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