wow, terrific book. Rank seems to be close to performing his second slaying, while also having amorous feelings for two very different young ladies. he's a complicated man.
last year, roughly around this time, I read an old neglected Crime classic called Wieland, by Charles Brockden Brown (creepy and disturbing enough to also work as Horror). this year, it looks like the impressive surprise amongst hidden classics will be Israel Rank. I will never regret giving these types of books a chance.