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Dorothy B. Hughes
Birth date: August 10, 1904
Died: May 06, 1993
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BrokenTune rated it 4 years ago
Venner departed with the hate still ugly in his eyes, with more hate for an innocent Hugh than for a guilty. The Venners would not be changed in their generation. I'm not going to provide many plot details for this book as I found it hugely beneficial to know next to nothing about this book. Every...
The Butler Did It
The Butler Did It rated it 6 years ago
Ride the Pink Horse is all about atmosphere. You see the whole setting and the characters in black and white as you read. You can smell the sweat and you can feel the heat. Along with the sweat and the heat, the feeling of anxiety, helplessness, and despair are palpable. I’d never read anything b...
JeffreyKeeten rated it 9 years ago
“Once he’d had happiness but for so brief a time; happiness was made of quicksilver, it ran out of your hand like quicksilver. 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 ancien...
proustitute rated it 11 years ago
A very smart, cleverly written and well paced noir. Hughes places an interesting spin on the wrong man noir genre here, with a soaring critique and indictment of societal prejudices and injustices.
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Austen to Zafón rated it 11 years ago
I've read a lot of noir fiction/crime by such auhors as Raymond Chandler and James Cain, but this book was more satisfying and engaging than any I've read. Sadly, I'd never heard of Dorothy B Hughes despite the fact that she wrote some of the finest crime fiction of her (or our) day. She's now bein...
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