You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up

Richard Hallas

A hardboiled novel of luck and irony

You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up follows the wanderings of a Depression drifter (Dick) as he bums his way from Oklahoma to Los Angeles in search of his son and runaway wife. There he commits one crime, plans another, and is ironically arrested for something he didn't do.

Populated with memorable characters like the mad L.A. Deco, decadent film director Quentin Genter, divorcee Mamie, Patsy, who gilds her sandals with radiator paint and a string of crooks, shysters, and loopy saints You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up was a bestseller when originally published in 1938, a lost noir classic.

  • Classification : Classic Crime & Adventure/Thrillers
  • Pub Date : JUN 20, 2023
  • Imprint : YELLOWBACK
  • Page Extent : 192
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357310109
  • Price : INR 399

Richard Hallas

Richard Hallas was the pseudonym of Eric Knight, an Englishman otherwise known, for the almost totally opposite novel Lassie Come-Home.

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