In a Lonely Place (Femmes Fatales: Women Write Pulp)
Dorothy B. HughesISBN: 1558614559;
Book Description A 1947 classic that takes us inside the mind of a male serial killer. Author Dorothy B. Hughes explores the ana-tomy of American -misogyny and -accomplishes a mystery writing tour de force by depicting his eventual -capture-by two daring and powerful women-from his point of view. The characters of Dix Steele and Laurel Grey, the glamorous actress he falls for but can't hold on to, were so well drawn that they became the basis for extraordinary performances by Humphrey Bogart and GloriaGrahame in the 1950 film version of the book, which also reflects the suspense and hard-boiled edginess of Hughes's -writing. Called "an author with a flair for terror" by The New Yorker , Hughes was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1978. ?
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