Black Wings Has My Angel

By Elliott Chaze

During the 1950s, Gold Medal Books introduced authors like Jim Thompson, Chester Himes, and David Goodis to a mass readership eager for stories of lowlife and sordid crime. Today many of these writers are admired members of the literary canon, but one of the finest of them of all, Elliott Chaze, remains unjustly obscure. Now, for the first time in half a century, Chaze s story of doomed love on the run returns to print in a trade paperback edition.
When Tim Sunblade escapes from prison, his sole possession is an infallible plan for the ultimate heist. Trouble is it s a two-person job. So when he meets Virginia, a curiously well-spoken ten-dollar tramp, and discovers that the only thing she cares for is drifts of money, lumps of it, he knows he s met his partner. What he doesn t suspect is that this lavender-eyed angel might just prove to be his match.
"Black Wings Has My Angel" careens through a landscape of desperate passion and wild reversals. It is a journey you will never forget.


"Chaze is known in pulp circles for his flawless novel "Black Wings Hath My Angel," which many people feel is the single best novel Gold Medal published during its heyday." --Ed Gorman

""Black Wings Has My Angel" is an indisputable noir classic, arguably the best of all the crime novels published by Gold Medal during its glory years...The details of the crime and its aftermath are vividly described, and the love-hate relationship between Sunblade and the woman and the demons in both that lead to their downfall are masterpieces of dark-side character development...Elliott Chaze was a fine prose stylist, witty, insightful, nostalgic, and irreverent, and a first-class storyteller." --Bill Pronzini



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ISBN: 9781590179161

About the Paperback

Publisher New York Review of Books
Publish date 01/19/2016
Pages 224
ISBN-13 9781590179161
ISBN-10 1590179161
Language English

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