THEIR VACATION IN PARADISE
BECAME A DESCENT INTO HELL
Their marriage on the rocks, James and Cora Bevan flew to Jamaica for a last chance at patching things up. But in the slums of Kingston James found himself fighting for his life—while Cora found her own path to destruction, in the arms of another man.
Available for the first time in more than 50 years, this lost novel by legendary pulp author David Goodis is a stunning, shocking tale of cruelty, danger, desperation...and the possibility of redemption.
Acclaim for David Goodis...
- A lost novel by one the greatest pulp authors—first publication in more than 50 years!
- Author of Dark Passage, which became the classic film noir starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and Shoot The Piano Player, which was filmed by Truffaut
- Published by Hard Case Crime on the 90th anniversary of the author’s birth and the 40th anniversary of his death
- Boldtype on THE WOUNDED AND THE SLAIN: "Pure, unadulterated noir from a very hard place, indeed."
- "Some of the best crime writing of the genre’s golden decades."
- — Los Angeles Times
- "In his day David Goodis ranked with pulp greats Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett."
- — Playboy
- "This is pulp writing of a whole other stripe...David Goodis suffered for his art, but what great art it was."
- — The Edge