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  • Author:
    Mark Conard
  • ISBN:
    0972441239
  • ISBN13:
    978-0972441230
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Uglytown Productions; 1 edition (February 1, 2004)
  • Pages:
    288 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Mystery
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  • Rating:
    4.8
  • Votes:
    133
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Dark As Night Hardcover – February 1, 2004. by Mark Conard (Author). Loopy characters drive Conard's relaxed crime yarn, his first.

Dark As Night Hardcover – February 1, 2004. They careen around contemporary Philadelphia like pachinko balls: lumbering, dyspeptic bookmaker Johnny Stacks; bickering wise-guy wannabes Lenny and Mo (think Lenny and Squiggy) and their shrill, elaborately coifed girlfriends; greedy corrupt cops Turner and Wojcik; and the book's nominal hero, sous-chef Morris White.

Mark T. Conard lives in New York City (The Bronx!). in Philosophy from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Soon poor Morris is stuck in the middle. His job is in jeopardy, his new relationship is in jeopardy, his dream is in jeopardy, all because he's finding it harder and harder to escape his hometown roots, which, unlike the crisp, bright white linens of the restaurant, are black as hell and dark as night. Conard is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. His thrillers Dark as Night and Killer's Coda were published by the Rogue Reader in March 2013.

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Through the lens of philosophy, Mark T. Conard and the contributors . In this analysis, even the pastel shades of South Beach take on a dark coloring in Miami Vice. Conard and the contributors examine previously obscure layers of meaning in these challenging films. The contributors also consider these neo-noir films as a means of addressing philosophical questions about guilt, redemption, the essence of human nature, and problems of knowledge, memory and identity.

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Morris White is a Sous Chef at a first-rate Philadelphia French restaurant. All he wants is to leave behind his past -- the poor neighborhood and petty crime he knew as a kid -- and open his own restaurant. His dream comes one step closer to reality when the affair he's having with Vicky Ward heats up. Not only is she the manager of the restaurant, but she comes from money and a privileged background. The only thing that could stop them from turning their dream into a reality, is Morris's half-brother, Vince Kammer, who is about to get out of Graterford Prison.

Vince may have done the time, but the crime is far from behind him. Soon poor Morris is stuck in the middle. His job is in jeopardy, his new relationship is in jeopardy, his dream is in jeopardy, all because he's finding it harder and harder to escape his hometown roots, which, unlike the crisp, bright white linens of the restaurant, are black as hell and dark as night.


Bremar
All the little gears in the plot meshed. The atmosphere -- Philly's underbelly -- was portrayed vividly. The cast of characters was terrific. I especially enjoyed a lot of the secondary players, notably Lenny and Mo. Franks was a memorable bad cop. The dialogue and action are sharp too. A winner all around.
Shadowredeemer
This is the first novel I've read by Conard and I am definitely going to read more of his work. Dark as Night was one of the most entertaining books I've read in a long time. The characters are so well developed - even though there are several - and the plot flows along nicely. Not once did I find myself skimming along hoping to get somewhere. Every scene in the story is an integral part of the whole that comes together perfectly at the end. Fantastic story about the Philly mob and what it takes to get in and what it takes to stay out!
Adrierdin
This book had me at page one. It is a fast moving crime novel with great visual imaging. The author develops the characters well and paints the scene of mob life in Philly that feels so real. The suspense keeps you turning the pages to the very end. You are kept on the edge of your seat - a great read.
Adrielmeena
If you like your crime fiction dark, brutal and gritty; then this is the book for you. Dark as Night follows the story of Morris, a young man dying to make his way as an up-market chef having escaped a troubled past. But when his brother, Vince, is released from prison, Morris finds himself dragged back into a world he’d thought he had left behind. And what a world it is. There is no glamour here, no elevation of criminals as heroes. Cornard ensures each and every page is tainted by the grim, seedy reality of what I imagine life in the criminal underworld of south Philly is really like. This is less like Goodfellas and more like The Wire.

This is not a book for the feint-hearted. Many of the characters are deeply unpleasant. This is a world where violence, greed and mysogyny are rife, and while very few characters come across sympathetically, it is clear that these people are a product of the world they inhabit and the choices they’ve made. But don’t think the book is all bleak. Despite his flaws, in Morris you have somebody trying to do the best in a bad situation, and you can’t help but be drawn into the his story to find out whether he succeeds, or not. Recommended.
Gavidor
So glad to see this one back in (digital) print. This is a fast and furious ride through a Philly I don't want to visit. The story is nicely segmented so you see the wild turns of events from a few difficult days from every point of view - the crooks, the innocent man, the crooked cop, the doofus criminal types. Conard keeps the action rolling and the twists coming. I loved the way this novel moves along. I'd say if you like Duane Swierczynski or Victor Gischler you will like this one. Check out the other new Conard release, Killer's Coda, too!
A great read that should be in every dark crime fiction fan's library.
Mot
A dark tale telling the story of one man's struggle to escape a life in the grim underbelly of a city, where survival, revenge & loyalty to family are paid with the currency of dreams & blood.
This is an excellently written story, full of grim realism, 3 dimensional characters & a plot that leaves you gripped until thedark tale telling the story of one man's struggle to escape a life in the grim underbelly of a city, where survival, revenge & loyalty to family are paid with the currency of dreams & blood.
This is an excellently written story, full of grim realism, 3 dimensional characters & a plot that leaves you gripped until the very last page.
Zymbl
I came across Dark as Night after reading Ro Cuzon's Under the Dixie Moon. I liked Dixie a lot so I decided to give its publisher, The Rogue Reader, another try with Dark as Night. Well, that publisher is now two for two with me. Dark as Night is set in South Philly and is populated by a host of low level thugs. These are not criminal masterminds, which is one of the reasons it appealed to me; I like my crime fiction a little on the jagged side. The author changes perspectives on the same events from different points of view, similar to Pulp Fiction, but Conard's characters are more three dimensional. Favorites were Lenny, the IQ challenged enforcer, Morris, the protagonist, and Vicky, the wealthy girlfriend from North Philly who could have easily been made a rich-girl caricature, but whom the author portrays with sympathy. That ability to make all the characters seem real was such an added bonus for a genre book. Nailing the plot is one thing, which he does, but getting the reader to empathize with even the lowliest scumbag is another. Can't wait for another from Conard.
Le Tour de Cochon, a top Philadelphia restaurant, is hoped by aspiring sous chef, Morris, to be the stepping stone to his own restaurant, whereby he can finally feel as if he has fully blossomed away from his ‘dark as night’ roots and his talent, combined with prodigious hard work, bear fruit. Having a love affair with Vicky, the manager of the restaurant, with her moneyed background, Morris believes that he can realise his goals of a better life as she shares his dream of opening an eaterie together. Those roots, however, threaten to trip him up when his half-brother, Vince, is released from prison and comes to stay with him, given Vince’s tangled involvement with the Philly mob.
The dialogue in this noir-ish, fast-paced, suspense thriller is superbly sharp: I could ‘hear’ the various characters talking to me from the page. Highly entertaining, this novel, sent to me by Goodreads for review, is Raymond Chandler-esque with more than a soupçon of Elmore Leonard about it, and largely faultless. I did feel that the overt reference to Socrates at the end was a little forced though, as if the author, an Assistant Professor of Philosophy, was concerned that not all readers would grasp one of the underlying drivers in the story unless explicit attention was drawn to it. However, this was a minor point in a tight yet gritty novel and one that I think would convert well to film. I suggest the author revise this into a screenplay as I would enjoy seeing it in my cinema!