The Wicked Go to Hell

The Wicked Go to Hell

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We'll lock you both up in the same jail cell... a tough one... the sort of place that gives kindly old ladies the shivers.



At one of France's toughest prisons, an undercover cop is attempting to trap an enemy spy by posing as a fellow inmate. So Frank and Hal find themselves holed up together in a grimy, rat-infested cell, each warily eyeing the other. As they plan a daring escape, an unexpected friendship ensues - but which is the cop and which is the spy?



'The French master of noir' Observer



Gritty and hard-hitting, The Wicked Go to Hell is a tense, paranoid fifties thriller about duty and conscience, deception and loyalty, and about what it means to be human - whether you're the good guy or not.



Frederic Dard (1921-2000) was one of the best known and loved French crime writers of the twentieth century. Enormously prolific, he wrote hundreds of thrillers, suspense stories, plays and screenplays throughout his long and illustrious career. Bird in a Cage, Crush and The Executioner Weeps (for which he won the 1957 Grand prix de litterature policiere) will also be published by Pushkin Vertigo.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15.24mm | 136.08g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1782271961
  • 9781782271963
  • 407,200

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Fast-moving... a one-sitting read Independent A typically fast-paced, brutal and smart offering from the prolific French writer Sunday Times Crime Club A great thing to have it newly on the shelves for people to discover Bookbag Absolutely outstanding Raven Crime Reads The prison is eerie, the action hard-hitting and the obscure friendship very compelling. Dard provides us with a fast-paced mystery thriller about two inmates who become adversaries, only to discover that beneath every rivalry lies a strange respect for the other International Crime Fiction No question: for me, he was the greatest -- Philippe Geluck The literary descendant of Simenon and Celine Le Figaro His language is cutting, his point-of-view original and his verdict uncompromising... One of the few twentieth-century authors to win both critical acclaim and great popularity Solidarite Militaire France's most popular post-war author L'Express
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About Frederic Dard

Frederic Dard (1921-2000) was one of the best known and loved French crime writers of the twentieth century. Enormously prolific, he wrote more than three hundred thrillers, suspense stories, plays and screenplays, under a variety of noms de plume, throughout his long and illustrious career, which also saw him win the 1957 Grand prix de litterature policiere for The Executioner Weeps, forthcoming from Pushkin Vertigo. Dard's Bird in a Cage, Crush and The Gravediggers' Bread are also available or forthcoming from Pushkin Vertigo.
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