New PDF release: Aground

By Charles Williams

A widow and a constitution captain scour the sea for a stolen yacht.

When Ingram lands in Miami, he doesn’t also have time to complete his tub ahead of the police come knocking. The out-of-work constitution captain has simply back from Nassau, the place he used to be wanting to buy a ship on behalf of a millionaire. however the day after he toured the seventy-foot Dragoon, his “millionaire” disappeared, and the yacht went with him. Ingram convinces the police officers that he used to be merely an unwitting companion in stealing the boat, and provides to assist get better it for the landlord, a gorgeous widow with secrets and techniques of her personal. He in basic terms has 8 thousand sq. miles of open ocean to look. discovering the send is the simple half. Escaping it is going to be tougher, as Ingram reveals himself stuck in a tangle of lust, smuggling, and homicide, surrounded by means of unending miles of the main attractive water on earth.

Charles Williams (1909-1975) used to be one of many preeminent authors of yankee crime fiction. Born in Texas, he dropped out of college in 10th grade to enlist within the US service provider Marine, serving ten years ahead of leaving to paintings within the electronics undefined. on the finish of global conflict II, Williams started writing fiction in San Francisco, the place the luck of the “backwoods noir” Hill lady (1951) allowed him to surrender his task and write complete time for the remainder of his life.

Williams’ fresh and a bit informal narrative variety distinguishes his novels, which variety from hard-boiled noir to suspense thrillers, set within the sea and the Deep South. even supposing released by way of pulp homes, his paintings gained nice serious acclaim, with Hell Hath No Fury (1953) changing into the 1st paperback unique to be reviewed through mythical big apple instances critic Anthony Boucher. a lot of his novels have been tailored to the display, together with useless Calm (1963) and Don’t simply Stand There! (1966), for which Williams wrote the screenplay. He died in 1975.
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