Home Is the Sailor (Hard Case Crime #7)

Home Is the Sailor (Hard Case Crime #7) Review

No man could resist her. — But could any man ever have her? — After years at sea, Swede Nelson just wanted to find a nice girl and settle down. What he found was Corliss Mason: sensual irresistible - and deadly. Soon Swede's helping Corliss cover up a killing, but how long can they get away with murder? And why - even when he's in her arms - can't he shake that feeling that he's being set up?

A writer for radio, television, movies, pulp magazines and paperbacks, DAY KEENE created some of the most memorable noir nightmares ever penned. HOME IS THE SALIOR is his greatest book, a tale of passion and obession that makes James M. Cain and Jim Thompson look tame -- now available of the first time in decades!

Title:Home Is the Sailor (Hard Case Crime #7)
Edition Language:English

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    Home Is the Sailor (Hard Case Crime #7) Reviews

  • Dan Schwent

    After a career at sea, Swede Nelson comes ashore with the thought of buying a farm in Minnesota and finding a nice girl to marry. It's a shame he runs into the widow Corliss Mason, the owner of the Pu...

  • Greg

    First off, I hate the title of the book. It makes no sense to me except in a grammatically tortuous way. Where is the sailor? Home is the Sailor. You mean the sailor is home? Yeah that's what I said, ...

  • Toby

    Another gem from the files of Hard Case Crime.Read on the plane from London to Doha.The penultimate read from my trip around Europe, saved specifically for this flight, and my gosh was it worth it.Swe...

  • Andy

    Nutty book about a discharged sailor who swills enough go-go juice to stun an army of elephants. The swabby falls hard for a trailer court tramp he thinks is the Venus De Milo with arms but she flirts...

  • Steve

    One of the best of the Hard Case series that I've read so far (and I've read some bad ones as well). On one hand, there's nothing new here (other than the sailor hero's ability, once ashore, to put do...

  • Lauren

    This is a pure shot of distilled noir, bleak and classic. It might not have Chandler's prose or Cain's super-heated strangeness, but it satisfies completely: you have a big lug who's neither as smart ...

  • Maddy

    PROTAGONIST: Swen "Swede" Nelson, ex-sailorRATING: 3.5WHY: Swen "Swede" Nelson has retired from a life at sea. All he wants to do is go back to his small town, buy a farm, get married and have a famil...

  • Johnny

    Home is the Sailor sounds very strange as a book title until you realize that it uses the rhetorical device of anastrophe (reversing the word order for emphasis). So, it essentially means, “The sail...

  • Dave

    Home Is The Sailor is a 1952 book that has more recently been republished by Hard Case Crime. From page one, it is an emotionally powerful book that moves along with breakneck speed. Not all the scene...

  • Michael Mallory

    "Home Is the Sailor" (and for the benefit of those below who don't understand the title, it's taken from a line in a famous poem by Robert Louis Stevenson)is a virtual template for a hard-boiled crime...