The Name of the Game Is Death

The Name of the Game Is Death

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  • Title: The Name of the Game Is Death
  • Author: Dan J. Marlowe
  • ISBN: 9780679738480
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Paperback
The Name of the Game Is Death The Name of the Game Is Death Two guys with guts and a go to hell with you Jack regard for consequences have about three chances in ten of pulling off a big well planned smash and grab If one of them can shoot like me the odds ar, Two guys with guts and a go to hell with you Jack regard for consequences have about three chances in ten of pulling off a big, well planned smash and grab If one of them can shoot like me the odds are a damn sight better In the course of his line of business, the man who calls himself Roy Martin has robbed a bank in Phoenix, killed three men, and caught a bullet in Two guys with guts and a go to hell with you Jack regard for consequences have about three chances in ten of pulling off a big, well planned smash and grab If one of them can shoot like me the odds are a damn sight better In the course of his line of business, the man who calls himself Roy Martin has robbed a bank in Phoenix, killed three men, and caught a bullet in his arm Safety and one half of 178,000 awaits him on the other side of the country All that separates Martin from his destination are two thousand treacherous miles and three lethal temptations to trust the wrong friend, to love the right woman, and to start believing that a man like himself can ever be safe.The Name of the Game is Death combines a narrative as taut as a hangman s rope with chillingly authentic insights into the psychology of casual murder.

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  • Two guys with guts and a go to hell with you Jack regard for consequences have about three chances in ten of pulling off a big, well planned smash and grab If one of them can shoot like me the odds are a damn sight better In the course of his line of business, the man who calls himself Roy Martin has robbed a bank in Phoenix, killed three men, and caught a bullet in Two guys with guts and a go to hell with you Jack regard for consequences have about three chances in ten of pulling off a big, well planned smash and grab If one of them can shoot like me the odds are a damn sight better In the course of his line of business, the man who calls himself Roy Martin has robbed a bank in Phoenix, killed three men, and caught a bullet in his arm Safety and one half of 178,000 awaits him on the other side of the country All that separates Martin from his destination are two thousand treacherous miles and three lethal temptations to trust the wrong friend, to love the right woman, and to start believing that a man like himself can ever be safe.The Name of the Game is Death combines a narrative as taut as a hangman s rope with chillingly authentic insights into the psychology of casual murder.

  • When a bank robbery goes pear-shaped and he is wounded, Roy Martin (aka Chet Arnold) and his partner split up, with the plan being Roy will receive payments in the mail. When the money dries up under suspicious circumstances, Roy goes on a road trip to investigate. Will Arnold get his money?The Name of the Game is Death is a hardboiled gem that's been on my radar for a long time. Why didn't I take it from the mountainous unread pile before now?It reads like one of Richard Stark's Parker books to [...]

    This is 100% hard boiled fun.A bank robber temporarily going by the name of Roy Martin pulls off a heist, but things get messy during the getaway. Roy and his partner Bunny are forced to split up with the understanding that Bunny will hold the loot until they can hook up later. However, after Roy makes his escape he learns that something has happened to Bunny and their money in the small town his partner was living in. Roy makes his way there and posing as a traveling laborer begins to insinuate [...]

    I pulled the .38 and shot her in the throat, three times. "Tell your story in hell, if you can get anyone to listen," I told her. She trashed on the floor, blood pulsing between the fingers of the hands clasped to her neck. "If they can patch up your lying voice."I stepped over her.I had work to do. Bad Boy Bad Boy What You Gonna Do?He's pissed off and he's coming for you!It's not like we haven't been warned by the title. This guy doesn't fool around with the sipping of tea while he makes clev [...]

    His name might be Roy Martin; it might be Earl Drake; it might be Chet Arnold, or it might be something else altogether. In the end, we never know and it doesn't really matter. What counts is the fact that he's a classic pulp fiction criminal--a bank robber in this particular case--in a book that's one of the best examples of the genre.Martin/Drake/Arnold is the creation of Dan J. Marlowe, a writer who began his career relatively late in life and whose career ended all too soon in 1977, when he [...]

    Here's the 1973 Fawcett Gold Medal mass-market I have. Can you get more '70s than that? Love it.

    I can't believe I liked this book so much since I didn't like the main character at all. I guess he's a psychopath. He can read people very well, but has absolutely no real feelings for most of them. His back story explains that to some extent, but he's incredibly cold & divorced from society. He does like animals, though. This one redeeming feature along with the horrible people he runs into explains why this was even readable, but it went beyond that for me. It was a fascinating journey to [...]

    Marlowe's shrewd antihero is one of the most determined, bullheaded characters I've ever come across. He is, without doubt, one stubborn sonofabitch.So, when he needs to make a cross country trip to get back the money that he rightfully stole, you'd better believe nothing and no one is going to stand in his way . . . except maybe a dog.If you're looking for a quick read with plenty of action and a high body count, check out this taut crime thriller from 1962.

    רוי מרטין ושותפו באני שודדים בנק. השוד מסתבך, כשהנהג תופס רגלים קרות ונהרג. רוי ובאני מתפצלים. באני יוצא לפלורידה עם השלל וההסדר הוא שישלח לרוי את חלקו בתשלומים לבית הדואר המוסכם. ואכן לתקופה מסויימת הסדר זה עובד אבל אז התשלומים מפסיקים להגיע ורוי יוצא לעיירה בפלורידה, למצוא [...]

    Very tight noir about holdup man (and crack shot), Earl Drake. Some have mentioned that Drake reminds them of a first person version of Parker (Richard Stark's bad boy). I can see the parallels, but they're two different cats. Both are tough and smart, though Drake shows some surprising vulnerabilities that in the end make him a more believable character. Interestingly, Marlowe supplies us with a few chapters on Drake's growing up. It doesn't explain why he does the things he does, but his show [...]

    Dan Marlowe packs more action and intensity into the first five or six pages of this novel than most writers pack into a lifetime of work. It is the story of a bank robbery gone bad. But, what a robbery! "Two guys with guts and go-to-hell-with-you-Jack regard for consequences have about three chances in ten of pulling off a well-planned smash-and- grab. If one of them can shoot like me and the other one is Bunny, the odds are a damn sight better." Bunny is six foot four or more. They walk in and [...]

    Begins with a bank robbery in Phoenix and ends in a small Florida town on the gulf coast. Tight novel that introduces Drake in what would become a series of novels for Marlowe in the 70s. I upped it a star from 4 to 5 because it was better than I remembered it. I only intended to give it a quick review (after reading it many years ago) for a book club and sure enough, got sucked right into the lean prose all over again.

    לא ציפיתי מהספר הזה להיות כל כך טוב, אבל ישבתי וקראתי אותו בישיבה אחת בלי לעצור. הספר הזכיר לי מאד סדרות וסרטי פשע כמו "פארגו" ו"ספרות זולה", שבהם לאורך כל הדרך רק יורים באנשים, מחסלים את כולם, מחליפים מכוניות וזהויות ונמלטים מהחוק, כשהגיבורים הם הרעים כמובן. אם אתם בעניין, זה הספ [...]

    I first started reading gold medal and other crime-noir paperbacks in junior high and back then this novel was one of my favorites. Somehow over the years I had forgotten the title and the author even though I could remember the book in great detail. Trying to track the book down was elusive because I kept thinking it was written by other writers. No longer. I've finally found my long lost favorite crime-noir novel and having just read it again I was not disappointed.Marlowe pulls off the rare f [...]

    As I stated elsewhere -the copy I read was the Stark House Press edition published in March of 2013 which includes a 2nd novel (ONE ENDLESS HOUR) with an introduction by Charles Kelly.This novel was originally published by Fawcett/Gold Medal in 1962. This was a terrific read. Lots of action with great early-60's slang and tough-guy dialogue."He calls himself Earl Drake. That's not his real name, but it'll do. Hell, he's changed his identity so many times, it hardly matters anymore. Right now he' [...]

    Roy Martin roba un banco en Arizona junto a su secuaz Bunny. Logran hacerse con el dinero pero no todo sale como lo planearon; Roy es herido y debe buscar un médico que lo atienda mientras Bunny huye con el botín a un pueblo de Florida. Las instrucciones son claras: debe enviar mil dólares semanales por correo hasta que puedan reunirse nuevamente. Al principio todo va según lo estipulado pero en un momento el dinero deja de llegar. Entonces Roy decide viajar hasta el pueblo para saber que pa [...]

    The Name of the Game is Death is essential.The story: a career criminal calling himself Roy Martin (more on his name later) holes up after a botched bank robbery, while his partner sends him monthly allotments of their take. But when the money stops coming, Martin suspects the worst and sets off to find out what happened. The small town he finds turns out to be a cesspool of corruption and hypocrisy that makes even Martin’s twisted morality seem sane and rational by comparison.In the hands of [...]

    In the great pantheon of crime books I have read in the last two weeks, I solidly place The man who refers to himself as Roy Martin between the one who calls himself Parker (the pinnacle) and the one who calls himself Nolan (the ordinary).This was a very sharp, tightly written, very hardboiled, mean, nasty brutish and short book. I really had a good time reading it and I suspect any fans of Parker will feel the same. Roy Martin is one seriously high toned son of a bitch. A mean bastard and colde [...]

    What a masterpiece! If you're looking for great literature, you won't find anything like that here. But if you want a fast-paced pulp/noir/hard-boiled crime novel, with a really tough and violent narrator, great plot and much adrenaline, well, don't search anywhere else, just grab it and read it! You don't trust me? Stephen King says that is "hardest of the hardboiled". 'Nuff said! Also, i don't understand why the hell this novel never became a best seller or a movie. Ελληνικά:"Το όν [...]

    Published the same year as The Hunter, this is a great bad guy. As a character he's ruthless, blood thirsty and just plain nasty. He's like the honey badger of crime noir. I'm reading number 2, but I don't think I want to see him shifted into a secret agent. Marlowe seriously rocked this little book.

    Thanks to my friend George for first reading this book and giving it high praise. It was a gem of a book. Short, fast paced pulp fiction. The main character, a bank robber, is savvy and ruthless. After robbing a bank and shooting a guard, along with his partner, they split agreeing to meet in Florida. The story takes the main character across the US. While doing this he reflects about his past. Upon his arrival in Florida the action starts while trying to locate his partner and the money. The w [...]

    Un noir brutal que se convierte, a mi gusto, en lo mejor de la colección de género que está editando La Bestia Equilátera.Si bien tiene un final "suave" para lo que es el género negro-negro, no decepciona y sigue dejando un gusto agridulce en la boca. Imprescindible para los fanáticos del género. Una joya.

    THE NAME OF THE GAME IS DEATH falls into the same class as Richard Stark's Parker. It was published the same year as THE HUNTER(not sure which was first), but didn't become a series character until years later. In the 1962 edition, his name was Chet Arnold and Earl Drake was a cover name. When he returns in ONE ENDLESS HOUR, he known strictly as Earl Drake.Drake has been described as a "callous and completely amoral character" by Anthony Boucher.The bank robbery went south fast. Earl and his par [...]

    Roy Martin, aka Chet Arnold, aka Drake, is a bank robber, thief, and all-around criminal. He is also a sociopath and a man who kills without batting an eye. The story begins when Arnold and a partner named Bunny rob a bank, during which Arnold kills a couple of men. The getaway driver panics and is killed in the street outside the bank. Arnold is shot in the arm. He tells Bunny to head out of town with the loot and to mail him his share of the money in weekly installments while Arnold recuperate [...]

    Really nasty nihilistic noir. Turns out Marlowe brought back the anti-hero later and built a series of spy novels around him but for now he's a determined sociopath and possibly the better for it.

    2.75/3 => 5.5/10El nombre del juego es muerte de Dan Marlowe es una novela que presenta muchas características de lo que usualmente se conoce como serie negra o novela negra. Hay robos, botines perdidos, delincuentes, tiroteos, etc. Sin embargo, no podría decir que esta historia me gustó. Tampoco es que haya sido un mal libro. Simplemente, no terminó de convencerme. Este libro tiene una base argumental muy simple. Roy Martin y su compañero Bunny roban un banco en Arizona. Se llevan mucho [...]

    So close. So close to replacing the void of Parker novels I have since I finished that series. It starts off and I am thinking WOW this feels just like a Parker novel. Quick witted criminal who is the main protagonist, some clever crime stuff, and even better than Parker we get some flashbacks into his youth to show us why he turned out the way he did. And then was like half way through the novel the author forgot what he was writing. It turns into a soap opera with Chet (Earl Drake as he later [...]

    As for hard-boiled novels I've read lately, this is the hardest of the hard. It's an incredibly violent, amoral story from the very first chapter. I read this book in one day, it's quite a page-turner.The story follows Chet Arnold (he goes by many names throughout the story) as he robs a bank and is wounded in the process. He goes to a doctor (who he murders) while his partner Bunny drives the loot to Florida. Bunny sends him cash on a weekly basis while he recovers, but then the money stops and [...]

    I would give this a 3.5 for being an enjoyable classic noir pulp fiction. Written around 1962, it tells the first person narrative of it's protagonist (with many aliases), a lifetime criminal who committed a recent bank robbery gone wrong. He is shot during the crime, and his partner, Bunny, heads off with the money, promising to mail sums of it to him weekly. When the money stops, Chet (the name he takes)heads out to investigate what went wrong with Bunny, as he suspects foul play. There is an [...]

    Short, intense, and hard-boiled. This character does not mess around, and takes us on a heck of a journey. An unapologetic criminal, we join him in the midst of a bank heist gone wrong and stay to see the aftermath, interlaced with scenes from his childhood that inform the character with a chilling, sociopathic intensity and focus. At least he liked that cat? Wish it had been longer! I picked this up after reading an essay on Marlowe in an issue of the excellent supernatural noir comic Fatale fr [...]

    4.5 starsIf you're old enough to imagine the 1960's setting of this book (before cell phones and the Internet) then put yourself in that frame of mind and let this book grab you. I did and had trouble putting it down towell, do much of anything. If you're not old enough to imagine the setting, my sympathies, but try it anyway. Although it's not for people who enjoy their books of the cozy variety, it is definitely a well-plotted, fast-paced read. Thank you James for bringing it to my attention!

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