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Black Wings Has My Angel | Elliott Chaze
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Tim Sunblade, an escaped convict, has planned a heist that will set him up for life. But the partner who helped him plan didn‘t survive the prison escape, so he has to find someone else. After all, it‘s a two-person job. Then he meets Virginia. Their cat-and-mouse relationship is memorable 💕
The story is noir crime fiction at its best, with great dialogue, a quickly moving plot and a startling ending.

Great choice, Katie! #NYRBBookClub

vivastory Great review! This should make for a fun discussion! 4h
BarbaraBB @vivastory I think so too. Have you started yet? 4h
vivastory I'm starting it tomorrow. I'm really looking forward to it. 4h
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Black Wings Has My Angel | Elliott Chaze
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Hey there #NYRBBookClub! I hope you are all enjoying this month‘s selection and will be able to join @vivastory and me for the discussion on Saturday 8/24, at 2 pm, eastern time.

MicheleinPhilly Thanks for the reminder! 10h
Leftcoastzen Need to get reading it! love the discussions. 9h
vivastory 👏👏 9h
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saresmoore I am so determined to be present for this one! 9h
sisilia 🙌🏻 8h
GatheringBooks enjoy the discussion, everyone! 🧚🏼‍♀️😘📚 8h
Reviewsbylola Guess I better get to this one! 😆 7h
Rachel_nyc I just finished and really liked it. Looking forward to the discussion! 7h
BarbaraBB I am almost finished and looking forward to our discussion! 6h
emilyhaldi Going to start this tomorrow 👍🏻 5h
erzascarletbookgasm Not in the nyrb club but my copy (a different edition) just arrived. I may read it soon 🙂 4h
batsy I should get started 😁 4h
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In a Lonely Place | Dorothy B. Hughes
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Arrived today. Pure #NYRB bounty.

LauraBeth 😍😍 3d
ValerieAndBooks Awesome!! 2d
batsy Want. All. Of. Them. 😍😍😍 2d
kspenmoll 😃 happy for you! 2d
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Black Wings Has My Angel | Elliott Chaze
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I‘m enjoying this so much that I just took advantage of NYRB‘s 50% off sale of crime noir books (happening this weekend) to buy four new reads. Crime noir is not something I usually read, but clearly that‘s about to change.

sisilia Loooovvveee crime noir ❣️ Looking forward to this! 7d
saresmoore I am loving it! I didn‘t think I would, either, but it‘s a great read. 6d
Suet624 @saresmoore NYRB books just hit it out of the park. Not a dud in the bunch. 6d
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Margot0817 I know what film noir is but what exactly is crime noir like in reading? 6d
Suet624 I have to assume it‘s similar. There‘s a style to it: A perpetrator of a crime, a beautiful woman and a victim or two, does the perpetrator get caught. 😂 but I think of it as more stylized with a bit of humor and mystery. @Margot0817 (edited) 6d
kspenmoll I just might like this! (edited) 6d
BarbaraBB You make me so curious! I am starting it now too! 2d
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Black Wings Has My Angel | Elliott Chaze
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I never read crime noir but wow, I'm really liking our August #NYRBbookclub pick! (This is why it's good to read outside your comfort zone.)
And I'm also enjoying that a lot takes place in 1950s Denver. I live here but don't really know much about it.
Great pick @mklong @vivastory

mklong Oh so glad you are enjoying it! I‘m looking forward to it. 2w
merelybookish @mklong I am! It's really nuanced and there's talk of class and region. And the structure is interesting. Like it a lot so far! (only halfway.) 2w
vivastory I haven't started it yet, but your comment is making me look forward to it even more. I love noir, although admittedly most of my familiarity is through movies & not books. Hoping to rectify this a little. 2w
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merelybookish @vivastory I think I've seen one Bogart movie. Some of the generic cliches are in the book but they work. 2w
BarbaraBB This sounds promising! I am looking forward to it as well! 7d
merelybookish @BarbaraBB I'm excited for others to start reading it. And to discuss it! 7d
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Black Wings Has My Angel | Elliott Chaze
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Discovered Hoopla has the next #NYRBbookclub pick on audio. Enjoying the snappy noir tone so far! @mklong @vivastory

vivastory Nice! I'm really looking forward to this one. 2w
mklong Awesome! Does the voice actor have one of those old-timey Bogart sounding voices? 2w
AlaMich I just started listening to this after reading your post. The narrator is great! 1w
merelybookish @AlaMich Oh cool! I'm finding the whole book pretty great, somewhat to my surprise! I'll be interested to hear what you think! 1w
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Black Wings Has My Angel | Elliott Chaze
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#NYRBbookclub Tried to hold the line on book buying but NYRB has a sale!Only problem,Chess Story was so late I had to get it on Kindle, thrilled anyway.The tagged book is our August selection, and so many people have loved Stoner I could not resist!

LauraJ Good choices. 3w
vivastory Stellar selections! I have all of these, except for the Babitz which is on my TBR 3w
Leftcoastzen @LauraJ Thanks!📚 3w
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Leftcoastzen @vivastory Really wanted to try one of Eves‘ books since I loved the book about her 3w
mklong Nice stack!! It‘s probably a good thing that I didn‘t know about that sale. 3w
saresmoore Ooh, great picks! 3w
youneverarrived Great choices! Stoner is brilliant 💙 3w
Suet624 Nice! Look at all those lovely books. 2w
BarbaraBB Great choices. And Stoner is great indeed 💕 7d
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Black Wings Has My Angel | Elliott Chaze
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I'm looking forward to co-hosting #NYRBBookClub with @mklong in August. Thanks to everyone for another wonderful discussion yesterday. I came away with a better understanding of the book & I had a blast co-hosting with @sprainedbrain I look forward to your nominations for the September selection @youneverarrived

sprainedbrain You‘re the best! 3w
Leftcoastzen Sorry I missed the discussion, a truly horrible week that bled into the weekend, I‘m looking forward to the new read , and going to check out the discussion. 3w
vivastory @Leftcoastzen I'm sorry to hear about your week. I hope that things are settling down for you. 3w
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Leftcoastzen @vivastory Things are getting done and settling down , thanks! I‘m going to read my troubles away this evening.📚 3w
mklong I'm sorry to have missed it too. I had some unexpected things come up on Saturday, but I plan to read through all the comments today. Looking forward to cohosting next month! 3w
Suet624 I was on vacation at the beach and totally spaced. 😒😆 2w
mklong Hey there, looking ahead to our group discussion of this one. I will be at the Decatur Book Festival all afternoon on 8/31, but I'm free either 8/24 or 9/1. Let me know what works for you. And if you want to chat about it on Goodreads, you can find me here: https://www.goodreads.com/mklong 4d
vivastory @mklong I sent a friend request to you on Goodreads. Go ahead & message me on there (I'm vivastory on there as well) so we can arrange a date. 8/24 will work better for me. I will be doing birthday things the first weekend of September. 2d
mklong Great! I didn't see your friend request, but I'm pretty sure I found you through mutual friends and sent you a request. 2d
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Bedelia | Vera Caspary
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I saw this gorgeously pulpy cover on Kindle deal yesterday and couldn't resist! Look at this!

meagankc21 Desi, is that you? Lol 3w
jmtrivera @meagankc21 The Wickedest Woman who ever Loved would take on loads of new meaning! 3w
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How cool is this?