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Not My Thing

Not My Thing [Kindle Edition]

James Hadley Chase
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Not my thing is a powerful, compulsive novel of betrayal and death from James Hadley Chase, the master of mystery and adventure.

Ruthless tycoon Sherman Jamison is determined to have an heir. He will let nothing stand in his way. Yet, not only is his wife unable to provide him with a child, but as a devout Catholic she will not consent to the divorce her husband so desperately wants.And so Jamison decides to get rid of her . . . permanently.

About the Author

Born René Brabazon Raymond in London, the son of a British colonel in the Indian Army, James Hadley Chase (1906-1985) was educated at King's School in Rochester, Kent, and left home at the age of 18. He initially worked in book sales until, inspired by the rise of gangster culture during the Depression and by reading James M. Cain's The Postman Always Rings Twice, he wrote his first novel, No Orchids for Miss Blandish. Despite the American setting of many of his novels, Chase (like Peter Cheyney, another hugely successful British noir writer) never lived there, writing with the aid of maps and a slang dictionary. He had phenomenal success with the novel, which continued unabated throughout his entire career, spanning 45 years and nearly 90 novels. His work was published in dozens of languages and over thirty titles were adapted for film. He served in the RAF during World War II, where he also edited the RAF Journal. In 1956 he moved to France with his wife and son; they later moved to Switzerland, where Chase lived until his death in 1985.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 292 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: The Murder Room (14 Jun 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CXU7HO2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #74,016 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good yarn 9 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
First started reading JHC books over 40 years ago and read all of them. He, like Lee Child, is (or was) English but has perfected the dialogue of contemporary America (the US). What he is especially good at is leaving you caught on the hook at the end of each chapter. Just as you want to put it down, go to sleep, go to work, you can't. You HAVE to read on. So I read the book very quickly.The plot involves a very wealthy man seeking to have his wife killed. He uses a snake like lothario as the go-between to have it arranged. It should be straight forward but, as the saying goes, there is no honour amongst thieves. And it is their greed, and innate duplicity that makes the plan unravel. Good, strong characterisation. Clever plotline and a denoument I didn't see coming. Want a good read that will grip and entertain you? Read this. It brought back my callow youth when I first 'found' JHC while working in the heat, smell and flies of Bahrein.
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5.0 out of 5 stars james hadleychase 21 Jan 2014
By ElyB
Format:Kindle Edition
hadleychase books are all good not read a bad one would recommend this book he keeps you guessing to the end i reed is books years ago i have started to reed again great
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4.0 out of 5 stars Among JHC's best 4 April 2014
By mohan
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Not all JHC's books are equally good. This is well worth reading. It is amazing how he thinks of so many unexpected twists an turns to the plot.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Arrived on time 8 Mar 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this for my husband who has not yet go around to reading it. Therefore we can not offer an opinion
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