Sunday, 10 December 2017

End of the Line

         This was the neighbourhood of the cheap addicts, whiskey-heads, stumblebums, the flotsam off Harlem ; the end of the line for the whores, the hard squeeze for the poor honest laborers and a breeding ground for crime. Blank-eyed whores stood on the street corners swapping obscenities with twitching junkies. Muggers and thieves slouched in dark doorways waiting for someone to rob ; but there wasn't anyone but each other.

Chester Himes

Thursday, 7 December 2017

His Money's Worth

   She looked like the great grandmother of every whore in the world. The devil got his money's worth that night.

James M Cain

David Johnson

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Don't Be Late

You want to get to heaven
Take the devil by the hand
And you slide right into the promised land
'Cause this could be the night
And this could be the gate
Everybody's waitin for you darlin
So don't be late
What's the matter honey ?
Didn't you pay your money for the ghost train ?

Ghost Train
(Neale/ Pett)
Rickie Lee Jones

Daria Mingaraeva

Monday, 4 December 2017

Every Sinner ........... 22

Red Rock West

Night and the City


A Colt is My Passport

 Millers Crossing

Bob Le Flambeur

Devil in a Blue Dress

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Saturday, 2 December 2017

Everything But Time

                 Youth endures all things. Kings and poetry and love. Everything but time.

James Crumley

Laura Hanlin

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Never Seen Her ...................

       Her face seemed to narrow and lengthen. I had never seen her look ugly before. An ugly woman with a gun is a terrible thing.

Ross MacDonald
The Way Some People Die