No Orchids For Miss Blandish is a 1939 crime novel by the British writer James Hadley Chase. Safer dead james hadley chase pdf novel was influenced by the American crime writer James M. Cain and the stories in the pulp magazine Black Mask.
Chase reportedly wrote the book as a bet to out-do The Postman Always Rings Twice. No Orchids for Miss Blandish provoked considerable controversy because of its explicit depiction of sexuality and violence. The novel was a great critical success and was included in the Le Monde’s 100 Books of the Century.
In 1942, the novel was adapted into a stage play which ran for over 200 performances at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London. In 1948, it was adapted into a British film No Orchids for Miss Blandish and given a contemporary New York City setting.
The 1971 American film The Grissom Gang was also based on the novel, moving the setting of events back several years to 1931 Kansas City. In 1944, it was also the subject of a fairly well-known essay by George Orwell, Raffles and Miss Blandish, and parodied by Raymond Queneau in We Always Treat Women Too Well.