James Hadley Chase – The Wary Transgressor

 

Without a Moment of Truce

A guncotton noir, it weaves both the classic story of the femme fatale who seduces the antihero and induces him to kill her rich and disabled husband and a war story anything but trivial, often plagiarized (but now we say “quoted”) in films. This novel by Chase is one of his absolute best, with believable and well defined characters and situations and a plot, more classic than ever, that nonetheless succeeds in surprising and gives us an ending with a memorable and unsettling cheat.

Translation by Anna Anzani (edited by Chiara Canova and Robert Mardle)

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Heiko H. Caimi
Heiko H. Caimi, born in 1968, is a writer, screenwriter, poet and teacher of fiction writing. He has collaborated as an author with publishers Mondadori, Tranchida, Abrigliasciolta and others. He has taught at the Egea bookshop of Bocconi University in Milan and several other schools, libraries and associations in Italy and Switzerland. Since 2013 he has been editorial director of the literature magazine Inkroci. He is one of the founders and organizers of the traveling literary festival Libri in Movimento. He collaborates with the news magazine "InPrimis" keeping the column "Pages in a minute" and with the blog of the writer Barbara Garlaschelli "Sdiario". He published the novel "I predestinati" (The Predestined, Prospero, 2019) and edited the anthology of short stories "Oltre il confine. Storie di migrazione" (Over the border. Migration stories, Prospero, 2019).