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The Night Of The Hunter - Davis Grubb
The Night Of The Hunter
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Inspired by serial killer Harry Powers, "The Bluebeard of Quiet Dell," who was hung in 1932 for his murders of two widows and three children. This best-selling novel, first published in 1953 to wide acclaim by author Grubb, (who like Powers lived in Clarksburg, West Virginia), served as the basis... show more
Inspired by serial killer Harry Powers, "The Bluebeard of Quiet Dell," who was hung in 1932 for his murders of two widows and three children. This best-selling novel, first published in 1953 to wide acclaim by author Grubb, (who like Powers lived in Clarksburg, West Virginia), served as the basis for Charles Laughton's noir classic . Renamed "Harry Powell," the lead character in this book, with LOVE and HATE tattooed on his fingers, is remembered as one of the creepiest men in book and cinema history.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781596542297 (1596542292)
Publisher: Black Mask
Pages no: 198
Edition language: English
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modusa
modusa rated it
shoot! shoot! davis grubb kicked me. not just once, but twice i yelled aloud with the tension that his book built up in me. the first was a yelp of fear while the second was one of pure desperation. the terrible production values of this edition notwithstanding (i'm really torn about saying that bec...
Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it
5.0
Davis Grubb's Night of The Hunter is usually described as a classic horror-thriller. However, it is really more in the line of the dark rural tales of Flannery O'Connor and Carson McCuller. Grubb's talent is in combining the dark reality of rural America of the Great Depression with the modern suspe...
bestwineforlast
bestwineforlast rated it
5.0 The Night Of The Hunter
I loved this book! (as a child, and since). I first got this as a gift years ago, and have reread many times.
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