Whip Hand

Whip Hand

Whip Hand Charles Willeford s book aka Deliver Me from Dallas

  • Title: Whip Hand
  • Author: Charles Willeford W. Franklin Sanders
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Paperback
  • Charles Willeford s book, aka Deliver Me from Dallas

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    I've read a fair number of Charles Willeford's novels, and I've never been disappointed in one. His Florida cop detective Hoke Moseley series (Miami Blues, New Hope for the Dead, Sideswipe, and The Way We Die Now) is his best known works. Those books came later in his writing career. WHIP HAND was a Gold Medal entry published by a W. Franklin Saunders in 1961, who was much later identifed to be Charles Willeford. At any rate, WHIP HAND takes place in Dallas and involves an L.A. cop on the lam, t [...]

    whip hand, charles willeford. 19--, kindle version, and it has that cover with the woman standing there, a whip in one hand"w. franklin sanders".35-cents at the top! heh! lash by bloody lash, the she-devil from dallas would get revengehoo-rah!i think this is the 15th willeford title for me. begins:1bill brownmy reinitiation was off to a thundering start. it was my first day back in traffic after three good years in auto theft bureau, and the day was not a pleasant one for me. not pleasant in the [...]

    I have been reading early Charles Willeford novels and trying to do it chronologically. This is my 5th and I have enjoyed them all. Some people have called this noir fiction but I don't think it actually his. There are dark moments and disturbing acts of violence but the inevitable bad outcomes are only for the kidnappers themselves. It is a great example of southern based crime/mystery fiction. Some people didn't like the use of a different narrator for each chapter but I liked it here. There a [...]

    Not Willeford's first published novel - it was published in 1961 under a pseudonym - but a 1952 manuscript suggests it may have been the first novel he wrote. The plotting is something else; a back and forth prize fight. Just as one character gets the upper hand, blamo! And now another character is driving things. So an excellent, high-energy, constantly shifting story line about a kidnapping and the hunt for the kidnappers. Where this book got a bit annoying for me was with the also constantly [...]

    This hard-boiled crime novel tells the tale of the kidnapping of Mary Ann Dixon, a child from a rich Dallas family, by three Okies and the trainwreck that follows. The narrative genius of this tale is that it's told from seven characters' perspectives that overlap as the story unfolds. I'm a recent convert to Willeford after reading Pick-Up, but I am adding him to the ranks of Jim Thompson as a crime writer who writes the HELL out of a story. Available for free! manybooks/titles/willeford

    My favorite Willeford so far (and I'm working my way through all of them) a kidnap / murder worked through switching 1st person narrators where dang near the entire spectrum of white US southern society is covered. For understanding the United States of America,no one is better than Willeford.'My headache was gone!'

    This is the second time through this book and I have to admit I admired it even more this time. Elmore Leonard said you should never write in dialect, but Charles Willeford (it was ghostwritten for his friend Frank Sanders) pulls it off. I loved it though the violence was at times hard to take even for a veteran of hardboiled crime novels like me.

    See my review of "The Whip Hand" by 'W.Franklin Sanders'.I just re-read it after getting it back from a couple of friends I loaned it to.I have two original Gold Medal copies and the Blackmask repro edition too. The Blackmask is lousy with typos. Looks like they scanned it from the Gold Medal and never corrected the scanning errors. Lame job, but still a great read!

    loved this story! what I enjoyed most is the way every chapter was told through the eyes of each character, yet stayed as a continuous non-stop story a keep u on the edge of ur seat pace, characters were believable and his style of writing, phenomenal!

    This has been described as a lost classic of noir crime fiction. That accurately sums up this novel and there is an interesting back story about how it was published under another author's name, went out of print, and decades later someone found the manuscript and discovered the actual author was Charles Willeford. Willeford has a number of fans and one produced a volume biography.The story, characters, etc. are on the crude side, think in terms of Mike Hammer. Fans of the subgenre may like this [...]

    This is pulp, it reads like pulp, the story is pulp, and the considerably difference here is that the characters are dirt-farm poor pulp.Distinctions abound as each of these characters has their own point-of-view chapter (or several). Further, their dialect is utterly dirt farmer.What makes pulp? The scope of their aspirations. Scope is not the same as scale. In terms of scale, pulp characters are going to go for the whole enchilada. Scope reveals that the enchilada is all they plan for. If they [...]

    When LA Cop Bill Brown goes on the run from The Syndicate he gets mixed up with a trio of inept but deadly kidnappers in Dallas. Mistakenly wanted for the murder of the kidnapped little girl Brown tries to round up the killers while dodging the local Dallas cops. The Whip Hand (aka Deliver Me from Dallas!) is a sometimes brutal slice of noir from author Charles Willeford told from multiple points of view, each character flawed and wicked in some way. I really enjoyed Wild Wives by the same autho [...]

    Fast paced. The story moves along at a quick clip as each chapter shifts focus to different characters in the narrative. Sometimes the phonetic language some of the characters is a bit distracting but only at first. Willeford manages to find different voices for all the characters as they carry their respective chapters. Not much in ways of plot, its pretty straightforward, but where it shines in its unique character study.

    This book was ablaze from me turning the pages so fast. Bloody, grim pulp while switching character perspective every chapter.I would recommend this if you like your violence fairly straight-forward and your characters tough.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this fine example of pulp fiction. The adventure started on the first page and took me for a ride on a curvaceous tale with not a chance to catch my breath.

    It's an amazing dark hard boiled crime story with an equally amazing cover. And I believe is legally available for free out there somewhere.

    Willeford's pretty bad first novel, originally published under a different title and attribute to another author. Only for the Willeford faithful.

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