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Book Title: Aground|
Date of issue: 1971
ISBN 13: 9780671773946
The author of the book: Charles Williams
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 647 KB
Read full description of the books Aground:A classy blond, a beautiful yacht, an island in the Bahamas -- every man's dream. But for Ingram it's a nightmare.
It starts when he agrees to help find Dragoon, a vanished schooner. The money isn't much -- but the statuesque blond who hires him is!
Now it looks like he's going to get deep-sixed. Run hard aground, pinned down by rifle fire and sitting on top of a bilge full of gasoline, something's going to blow!
"One of the great tales of this or any other era!" (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)
Read information about the authorCharles Williams (1909–1975) was one of the preeminent authors of American crime fiction. Born in Texas, he dropped out of high school to enlist in the US Merchant Marine, serving for ten years before leaving to work in the electronics industry. At the end of World War II, Williams began writing fiction while living in San Francisco. The success of his backwoods noir Hill Girl (1951) allowed him to quit his job and write fulltime.
Williams’s clean and somewhat casual narrative style distinguishes his novels—which range from hard-boiled, small-town noir to suspense thrillers set at sea and in the Deep South. Although originally published by pulp fiction houses, his work won great critical acclaim, with Hell Hath No Fury (1953) becoming the first paperback original to be reviewed by legendary New York Times critic Anthony Boucher. Many of his novels were adapted for the screen, such as Dead Calm (published in 1963) and Don’t Just Stand There! (published in 1966), for which Williams wrote the screenplay. Williams died in California in 1975.
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