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  1. says: review In a Lonely Place free download Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB ê Dorothy B. Hughes Dorothy B. Hughes ê 3 read & download

    review In a Lonely Place Dorothy B. Hughes ê 3 read & download E–pub In a Lonely Place “Once he’d had happiness but for so brief a time; happiness was made of uicksilver it ran out of your hand like uicksilver There was the heat of tears suddenly in his eyes and he shook his head angrily He would not think about it he would never think of that again It was long ago in an ancient past To hell

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    E–pub In a Lonely Place If you were a single gal living in post war Los Angeles you’d probably find Dix Steele absolutely dreamy After all he’s a big handsome fella who dresses well and likes to dine out in swell places He was a fighter pilot in the war and now he’s working on writing a mystery novel so he’s certainly leading a colorful and interesting life Just one problem About once a month he feels a compulsion to strangle a strange woman to deathOh we

  3. says: review In a Lonely Place free download Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB ê Dorothy B. Hughes Dorothy B. Hughes ê 3 read & download

    E–pub In a Lonely Place Read this on the way to LA recently because that's where the book is set This is first class noir What truly sets it apart is the prose style so elegant and sculpted The author's first book was a book of poetry in the Yale Young Poets series and I can say I wasn't surprised at all I delighted in these sentence

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    E–pub In a Lonely Place Dorothy B. Hughes ê 3 read & download free download Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB ê Dorothy B. Hughes My introduction to Dorothy B Hughes is In a Lonely Place her 1947 crime novel that upon its reissue in 2017 by New York Rev

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    E–pub In a Lonely Place This novel from Dorothy Hughes a portrait of a sociopath in post WWII Los Angeles was very loosely adapted in to the under appreciated noir classic movie directed by Nicholas Ray and starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria GrahameNotice my use of the word loosely If you've only ever seen the movie then you only have a vague idea of what this n

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    E–pub In a Lonely Place Dorothy B. Hughes ê 3 read & download review In a Lonely Place There wasn't any girl worth getting upset over They were all alike cheats liars whores There'd only been one decent one among them and she was deadHis name is Dix Steele He's young and handsome a real lady killer possibly in every se

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    E–pub In a Lonely Place free download Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB ê Dorothy B. Hughes Dorothy B. Hughes ê 3 read & download First the bottom line I loved this novel It reads like something from Patricia Highsmith with its focus on exploring the mind of a sociopath but actually predates Highsmith's first novel by three years or so Second re the film book and movie are really two very different entities so I can understand how if someone sees t

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    Dorothy B. Hughes ê 3 read & download free download Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB ê Dorothy B. Hughes E–pub In a Lonely Place Such a refreshing change to read a crime novel without all of the gory blood and violent details The portrait of a serial killer is expertly crafted here and not only could you feel the tension building up the you could almost reach out and touch the dark foggy atmosphere Loved it#indiebuddyreads rock

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    review In a Lonely Place Dorothy B. Hughes ê 3 read & download E–pub In a Lonely Place It is absolutely criminal that this amazing book has ever gone out of printNational treasure Hughes's The Expendable Man might have m

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    E–pub In a Lonely Place Dorothy B. Hughes ê 3 read & download free download Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB ê Dorothy B. Hughes He fled from the goodness of that home and his hatred for Laurel throttled his brain If she had come back to him he would not be shut out an outcast in a strange cold world He would have been safe in the bright warmth of herDix Steele would cast himself in the starring role It is a movie a tale of heroes It is a world gone wrong an

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review In a Lonely Place

In a Lonely Place review ☆ 3 free download Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB ê Dorothy B. Hughes Dix Steele is back in town and 'town' is post war LA His best friend Brub is on the force of the LAPD and as the two meet in country clubs and beach bars they discuss the. Read this on the way to LA recently because that s where the book is set This is first class noir What truly sets it apart is the prose style so elegant and sculpted The author s first book was a book of poetry in the Yale Young Poets series and I can say I wasn t surprised at all I delighted in these sentences Hughes really ought to be better known as she than holds her own against Chandler and Hammett

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In a Lonely Place

In a Lonely Place review ☆ 3 free download Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB ê Dorothy B. Hughes Latest case a strangler is preying on young women in the dark Dix listens with interest as Brub describes their top suspect as yet unnamed Dix loves the dark and women in. My introduction to Dorothy B Hughes is In a Lonely Place her 1947 crime novel that upon its reissue in 2017 by New York Review Books Classics with an afterword by Megan Abbott launched magnificent reappraisals by NPR the Paris Review Vice and others as groundbreaking noir with a feminist twist While I believe that this novel has been picked as clean by sixty years of film and television as The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson there is fruit to pluck from this tree with Hughes taking the reader on a stark unapologetic ride with a man and his dark passengerSet in Los Angeles in the months following World War II the novel documents the existential crisis of Dix Steele an Air Corps veteran who with a crucial but despised allowance from his Uncle Fergus has rambled out to the West Coast Unable to sleep Dix boards a bus to the beach where he watches the surf before an attractive woman climbing off the Brentwood bus attracts his attention Tailing her home long enough to make her nervous Dix ends up at a bar where he find himself in no mood to drink A chance remark by a bar patron reminds him of a war buddy named Brub Nicolai who he s been meaning to look upInvited to drop by his house in Santa Monica Canyon Dix reunites with Brub and is introduced to his wife Sylvia Dix remains cool when he learns that Brub is an LAPD detective and rather than be intimidated accepts the news as a challenge Dix maintains that he s working on a novel Struck by Sylvia s beauty as a lady Dix draws the impression that she s simply accommodating him for her husband s sake and lopes off with promises to visit again soon Restless Dix boards a Wilshire LA bus He spots a girl waiting alone at a bus stop in Westwood and knowing that night buses don t run often gets off two blocks away Subletting an apartment in Beverly Hills from a college pal named Mel Terriss who s in Rio for the year Dix is interrupted the next morning by a phone call from Sylvia inviting Dix to meet her and her husband at a nightclub for dinner Dix is both attracted to and repulsed by the idea of intruding on the couple s newlywed bliss preferring his status as a lone wolf At dinner Brub shares his frustration with Dix over the LAPD s inability to apprehend a serial strangler who struck again last night Dix becomes obsessed with a redheaded neighbor who he successfully picks up an actress named Laurel Gray who though also lonely begins to distance herself from what she detects in Dix The morning paper had columns on the case Having been scooped by the afternoon papers on the original story this sheet at least was making up its loss by intensive research It had pictures of the girl Mildred of her family of the apartment house where she d played bridge of the lonely spot in Beverly Glen Canyon where her body was foundHer name was Mildred Atkinson and she had led a very stupid life Grade school high school Hollywood High but she was no beauty ueen business college and a job in an insurance office She was twenty six years old and she was a good girl her parents sobbed She played bridge with girl friends and she once taught a Sunday school class She didn t have any particular gentleman friend she went out with several Not often you could bet The only exiting thing that had ever happened to her was to be raped and murdered Even then she d only been subbing for someone elseThe sleuths had found that she and the man had a cup of coffee about midnight in a near drive in The couple had been served inside not in a car She d been standing there waiting for a bus Her girl friends had waved goodbye to her The man had seen her standing there alone a little nervous He d said Busses don t run often at night as if he too were waiting She hadn t wanted to talk she d been brought up not to talk to strange men Mildred was a good girl the parents sobbed She d never let a man pick her up her girl friends chorused but they wondered how much they hadn t known about Mildred Not unless she knew him The cops were scouring the town now talking to every man Mildred had known They d be thorough they d check every man who d passed through that insurance office Believing they had a lead at last on a man apparently as normal as you or I who tracked women at night The lead editorial called him Jack the Ripper and demanded and better police protection The editorial it was a non administration paper sneered politics and got in some snide cracks about the mayorAt first blush I didn t care much for In a Lonely Place I enjoyed reading it was freuently thrilled by it but the terrific afterword by Megan Abbot in the NYRB Classics edition detailed the attributes of a literary masterpiece that I didn t uite find The novel is a stark one with very few characters fleeting glimpses of Los Angeles in the late 1940s and sex and graphic violence that s implied but not described It becomes repetitive with Dix Steele s dwelling on the same two women and his angst getting long in the tooth With a week between finishing the book and writing this review though Hughes economic venom grew on me She grimaced I told you I d learned my lesson Don t marry money No one was paying her rent She was on her own the ex the rich one must have settled up She d see to that she and a battery of expensive lawyers He said lightly It s the man who pays and pays It couldn t have been too bad You can sleep mornings and not have to worry about the roof over your headShe said Yes and the hardness came about her mouth As long as I don t marry againHe understood her bitterness but understanding he was disturbed There could be someone she wanted the way he was going to want her She wouldn t have the hatred of the ex if there weren t a reason she had his money to live on and free of him Dix couldn t go on asking uestions he d asked too many now He was prying and she d known it when the anger went out of her He smiled at her again I m glad that s the way it is he saidTo take a page from Abbott there are shades of several of my favorite 1970s movies throughout In a Lonely Place and it is possible to draw a line from Travis Bickle Bree Daniels even Ellen Ripley what place is lonelier than deep space alienated from purpose love corporate success or all of the above and pulled down by a sinister undercurrent as a result While many of the films and television that have followed from Hughes premise in the last thirty years have greater finesse and are easier for me to relate to in terms of fiction it s difficult to imagine another author topping this novel as efficientlyLength 74000 words

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In a Lonely Place review ☆ 3 free download Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB ê Dorothy B. Hughes Eual measure so he knows enough to watch his step though when he meets the luscious Laurel Gray something begins to crack The American Dream is showing its seamy underside. Such a refreshing change to read a crime novel without all of the gory blood and violent details The portrait of a serial killer is expertly crafted here and not only could you feel the tension building up the you could almost reach out and touch the dark foggy atmosphere Loved it indiebuddyreads rock

  • Paperback
  • 186
  • In a Lonely Place
  • Dorothy B. Hughes
  • English
  • 12 June 2019
  • 9780141192314