Black-as-pitch 1950s pulp crimewriter, author of The Blonde on the Street Corner, Down There, The Moon in the Gutter, Dark Passage and others.

The Goodis prose style is a wonderful thing: stripped-down, grim, repetitive, hypnotic.

Down There was filmed by Francois Truffaut as Shoot the Piano Player.

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