He Won't Need It Now / The Dead Stay Dumb by James Hadley ChaseHe Won't Need It Now / The Dead Stay Dumb by James Hadley Chase

He Won't Need It Now / The Dead Stay Dumb

byJames Hadley ChaseIntroduction byRick Ollerman

Paperback | June 17, 2016

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Bill Duffy is a tough newsman but he finally pushes too hard and is canned. That’s when he decides to take a photo job for a rich fat man named Morgan who wants Duffy to get some pictures of his ex-wife. Blackmail is involved, and Morgan wants the guy caught with the goods. But the set-up isn’t what it seems, and someone sticks a gun in Duffy’s back and makes off with the camera. Nor is the ex-wife who she appears to be. She’s Annabel English, a slumming society dame. And pretty soon Duffy is helping her get rid of the body of the dead blackmailer. Now Duffy is being followed by Morgan’s boys. It’s a toss-up who plays it harder, Morgan’s goons or red-headed Annabel, the most kill-crazy lady Duffy has ever met.




Dillon is as ruthless as they come, brutal and tough. When he wants something, he takes it—with a gun or with his fists, it doesn’t matter to Dillon. When he first blows into town, he hooks up with Nick and his girl, Myra. First they try to fix a fight, then Myra joins them as driver for a few heists. But Dillon isn’t satisfied with the penny-ante jobs. He’s got bigger plans. So he joins up with a local mob boss. Pretty soon, Nick realizes he’s out of his depth, but by then it’s too late. Now Dillon’s got Myra, and Myra’s got a taste of the high life. If only that were enough. Because Dillon’s got a tiger by its tail, and its name is Myra. And all Myra’s got to do to survive is stay out of the way of those iron fists.

Title:He Won't Need It Now / The Dead Stay DumbFormat:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.61 inPublished:June 17, 2016Publisher:Stark House PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1944520074

ISBN - 13:9781944520076


Editorial Reviews

"This is a hard boiled ride from Chase that never lets up. A news photographer gets caught between rival gangs for the dope business in New York City. Lots of dames, bullets, mugs, booze, crooked cops and fast action."-Vintage45s Blog"The author has constructed Duffy's story as a cautionary morality tale about the real value of wealth and the dangers of unrestrained pursuit, but has written it in such a way as to present an exciting and engrossing story of gangsterism, corruption and greed."-Ralph E. Vaughan, Amazon.com"The Dead Stay Dumb is classic Chase. The beauty of Chase's work here, and as always, is in his delivery."-Oji, Amazon.com