Edward bunker is one of the acknowledged masters of crime fiction. The squares here are ripe for the plucking--easy money for a man with a plan. Ernie stark is a hophead and a grifter out to make a big score. The dope is cheap. Actor. Author. If he has to screw over everyone in town, he will.
No Beast So FierceMysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - Eighteen months later, the book was used as evidence that he was fit to leave jail. After eight years spent locked up, Max has gotten very good at being a prisoner. . When max reaches the outside world, he finds that freedom doesn’t make anything easier. He spent the next two decades in and out of jail, writing essays for various magazines and working on the novel, which was finally published in 1973.
An ex-con struggles to adjust to life outside prison walls in “one of the great crime novels of the past 30 years” James Ellroy. But the parole board has decided that he has sufficiently reformed, and it’s time for him to say goodbye. Rooted in real-life experiences and hailed by quentin tarantino—who cast Bunker in his film Reservoir Dogs—as “the best first person crime novel I have ever read, ” No Beast So Fierce is a gritty and compelling read like no other.
No Beast So Fierce #ad - He knows the guards, the inmates, and how to survive. Based on his own experiences in prison, edward Bunker first drafted No Beast So Fierce in the 1950s, while incarcerated in San Quentin State Prison. He received parole, and spent the rest of his life a free man.
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The only constant in alex's life is no-good, criminally-minded peers, who are all too ready to plant illegal ideas in an intelligent mind.
The Animal Factory: A NovelMinotaur Books #ad - He's got to keep a spotless record or it's ten to life. Ron decker is a newbie, a drug dealer whose shot at a short two-year stint in the can is threatened from inside and outside. It soon becomes clear that some inmates are more equal than others; Earl Copen is one of them, an old-timer who has learned not just to survive but to thrive behind bars.
. But at san quentin, the race wars, no man can steer clear of the Brotherhoods, the relentlessness. The animal factory goes deep into San Quentin, a world of violence and paranoia, where territory and status are ever-changing and possibly fatal commodities. Not much can surprise him-but the bond he forms with Ron startles them both; it's a true education of a felon.
Dog Eat DogMysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - He prepares to fight, ready to sacrifice freedom to maintain his reputation, but a friend comes to his rescue. They join up with another old friend, Diesel Carson, and launch a spree vicious enough to put them in jail for the rest of their lives. Two days before his parole from reform school, a run-in with a young black tough threatens to derail his release.
Troy does not forget the debt. Years later, mad dog makes a living on penny-ante heists, and Troy—who has grown into one of the smartest hoods in L. A. Is about to finish a stint in San Quentin. The best novel about armed robbery ever written” from the Reservoir Dogs actor and ex-con author of No Beast So Fierce James Ellroy.
Dog Eat Dog #ad - But these three would rather die than return to prison. Troy was born in beverly Hills but raised in the prisons of Southern California. Armed with two razor blades, Mad Dog takes out Troy’s assailant, allowing his friend to go free.
Death Row Breakout: And Other StoriesMysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - Released less than a year earlier from San Quentin, he’s trying to make a living the only way he knows how: theft. Sirens are closing in when an old black preacher stops to give him a lift. And he will die in the gas chamber at San Quentin—unless he can break out first. Roger’s incredible story anchors this collection of short fiction by Edward Bunker, who knew better than anyone what it means to be a criminal, inside and outside of prison.
In these stories, which were unpublished at the time of his death in 2005, he shows again the talent that made him such a remarkable writer. Six stories from the papers of one of America’s finest crime authorsRoger doesn’t mean for the preacher and his wife to die. His latest heist goes perfectly until his car breaks down.
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Education of a Felon: A MemoirSt. Martin's Press #ad - His hard-won experiences on L. A. S meanest streets and in and out of prison gave him the material to write some of the grittiest and most affecting novels of our time. From smoking a joint in the gas chamber to leaving fingerprints on a knife connected to a serial kiler, from Hollywood's steamy undersde to swimming in the Neptune pool at San Simeon, Bunker delivers a memoir as colorful as any of his novels and as compelling as the life he's lead.
The son of an alcoholic stagehand father and a Busby Berkeley chorus girl, Bunker was--at seventeen--the youngest inmate ever in San Quentin. In education of a felon, the reigning champion of prison novelists finally tells his own story.
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He knows that nobody in tiny potts county actually wants to follow the law and he is perfectly content lazing about, eating five meals a day, and sleeping with all the eligible women. Still, nick has some very complex problems to deal with. And then, there's his wife and her brother Lenny who won't stop troubling Nick's already stressed mind.
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Because, as it turns out, Sheriff Nick Corey is not nearly as dumb as he seems. In Pop.
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Vastly entertaining. Los angeles timesmob bosses, politicos, snitches, psychos, fall guys, and femmes fatale. And castro is mopping up the bloody aftermath of his new communist nation. Hard-bitten. Howard hughes is dodging subpoenas and digging up Kennedy dirt. A supremely controlled work of art. The new york Times Book Review.
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This time a high-stakes card game has been held up by an unknown gang of thugs. Jackie cogan is an enforcer, and when the mob's rules get broken, Cogan is called in to take care of business. Higgins. Calculating, hangers-on, cogan plies his trade, and with a shrewd sense of other people's weaknesses, ruthless, businesslike, moving among a variety of hoods, tracking those responsible, and big-timers, and returning "law and order" to the lawless Boston underworld.