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Sand's War

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  4 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Bounding out of a violent past comes SAND . . . So begins SAND’S WAR about the toughest guy around, Sand. Just Sand. Written in 1963 by the enigmatic Ennis Willie, he thrust Sand on an innocent and cruel world and God help the world.

Max Allan Collins, who knows his way around a violent novel or two, introduces SAND'S WAR and gives you ample warning about what you are in fo
Paperback, 226 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Ramble House
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Oct 07, 2012 Eric_W rated it liked it
I stumbled on this book through a mention by Max Allan Collins. Ennis Willie is another of those who has become relatively unknown, but who Collins considers one of the best of the noir genre. He wrote about 21 hard-boiled novels in the early sixties and then disappeared from writing. It was later discovered he had opened a printing business in Atlanta and given up writing.

Ed Gorman and Collins have been part of the resurrection of his books and I thought I would give one a whirl. I liked it.

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Aug 22, 2012 Clark Hallman rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime
Sand’s War: A Sand Shocker, is a collection of two 100-page Sand novellas, i.e., Haven for the Damned and The Scarlet Goddess, which were written by Ennis Willie and were first published in 1963. Willie wrote 21 hard-boiled, tough-guy, crime novels between 1961 and 1965. Sand’s War was published by Ramble House in 2011. The protagonist, Sand, doesn’t need a first name or title. He is the quintessential tough guy who worked for an organization known as the Syndicate. Surprisingly, he was able to ...more
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