- Author Bio
In Four Days, an orphaned boy watches as his older brother and idol graduates from petty thievery into big-league crime. A bank heist goes awry, leaving loose threads and dangerous links back to the brothers. Following instructions, the boy leaves the city with the stolen money and travels to a rendezvous point in a mountain vacation resort. What he doesn't know is that he is on his own, his brother will not show up--and the underworld is after him.
John Buell's gripping second novel, Four Days, was first published in 1962 by Farrar, Straus & Cudahy in the United States and Macmillan in the UK. John Buell wrote five novels--The Pyx (1959), Four Days (1962), The Shrewsdale Exit (1972), Playground (1976) and A Lot to Make Up For (1990)--three of which were made into feature films. This Ricochet Books edition of Four Days marks the reintroductionof the work of a neglected master of suspense.
Ricochet Books is a series of vintage noir mysteries, edited by Brian Busby. He is the author of The Dusty Bookcase: A Journey ThroughCanada's Forgotten, Neglected and Suppressed Writing.
Praise for John Buell's The Pyx:
"Mr. Buell proves he has real talent.... The author's choice of a mystery or suspense story format to serve his serious purpose reminds one of Graham Greene's novels, but The Pyx is not just another in a long line of imitations." --The Critic
"One of the most unusual novels of the year." -- The Los Angeles Times
"Shockingly powerful." -- The New York Times Book Review