Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye by Horace McCoy
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McCoy’s hardboiled noir classic, about an Ivy League graduate’s criminal rampage through the seedy underground and glitzy high society of an unnamed American city To escape prison, Ralph Cotter uses the same genius for planning and penchant for cold-hearted violence that helped earn him a spot in the slammer in the first place. On the lam in a city where he knows nobody, Cotter has nothing to lose, no conscience to hold him back, and no limit to his twisted ambition. But in the midst of a criminal spree, a grift leads him to the boudoir of wealthy heiress Margaret Dobson, a woman with the power to peel back the rotten layers of his psyche and reveal the damaged soul beneath. Vicious and thrilling, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye is a look at one man’s relentless attack on American society, conjuring one of the most memorable antiheros of twentieth-century noir fiction. This ebook features an extended biography of Horace McCoy.

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Published April 17, 2012 by Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller. 354 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Advance publicity on this, plus the earlier They Shoot Horses Don't Schuster, 1945) and I Should Have Stayed Home (Knopf, 1938) should for an unaccented, unrelenting portrayal of an ego against society, from a prism farm starts Ralph Cetter on another.

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 This once-famous noir novel (by the author of They Shoot Horses, Don't They?) was originally published in 1948 and inspired an excellent (and long neglected) James Cagney film.

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He offers Ralph a million dollars to marry Margret, who is infatuated with Ralph.

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