EBOOK / PDF [In a Lonely Place]


  • Paperback
  • 186
  • In a Lonely Place
  • Dorothy B. Hughes
  • English
  • 01 July 2019
  • 9780141192314

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    Free read In a Lonely Place EBOOK / PDF [In a Lonely Place] Dorothy B. Hughes Ô 7 characters “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 with happin

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    EBOOK / PDF [In a Lonely Place] Dorothy B. Hughes Ô 7 characters 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 w

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    Free read In a Lonely Place EBOOK / PDF [In a Lonely Place] Dorothy B. Hughes Ô 7 characters 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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    EBOOK / PDF [In a Lonely Place] 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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    Free read In a Lonely Place review ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ô Dorothy B. Hughes Dorothy B. Hughes Ô 7 characters This novel from Dorothy Hughes a portrait of a sociopath in post WWII Los Angeles was very loosely adapted in to

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    Free read In a Lonely Place EBOOK / PDF [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 sense of the word He has very structured ideas about how women should behave He's fond of women who wait alone in dark lonely places There's this one woman in particular who reminds him of a girl he use

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    EBOOK / PDF [In a Lonely Place] 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 some

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    Free read In a Lonely Place Dorothy B. Hughes Ô 7 characters EBOOK / PDF [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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    EBOOK / PDF [In a Lonely Place] review ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ô Dorothy B. Hughes Dorothy B. Hughes Ô 7 characters It is absolutely criminal that this amazing book has ever gone out of printNational treasure Hughes's The Expendable Man might have maintained its social relevance better but this is the finer book Fans of Chandler and other vintage

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    review ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ô Dorothy B. Hughes EBOOK / PDF [In a Lonely Place] 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 he

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In a Lonely Place

Dorothy B. Hughes Ô 7 characters review ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ô Dorothy B. Hughes Free read In a Lonely Place 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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Dorothy B. Hughes Ô 7 characters review ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ô Dorothy B. Hughes Free read In a Lonely Place 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. 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 the film first and then reads the book disappointment might set in The same is true vice versa I read the novel first and expected something much different than I got from the movie I ended being crazy about both of them but for me it s definitely the book that has the edge Bottom line you won t be sorry either way both book and movie are excellent both worth the time you put into them Third I ve posted about this book at my reading journal so feel free to take a look there The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide Five Complete Novels and One Story is showing The Best Lies its seamy underside. First the bottom line I loved this novel It reads like something from Patricia Highsmith with Saved by the Single Dad 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 The Asterisk Years The Edinburgh Establishment v Celtic if someone sees the film first and then reads the book disappointment might set Beauty in Disguise in The same Getting Closer Getting Out #2 is true vice versa I read the novel first and expected something much different than I got from the movie I ended being crazy about both of them but for me Coming SoonOff Limits it s definitely the book that has the edge Bottom line you won t be sorry either way both book and movie are excellent both worth the time you put Haunting Hope Haunting Hearts into them Third I ve posted about this book at my reading journal so feel free to take a look there

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Dorothy B. Hughes Ô 7 characters review ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ô Dorothy B. Hughes Free read In a Lonely Place 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. 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 with happiness More important was excitement and power and the hot stir of lust Those made you forget They made happiness a pink marshmallow Dorothy B HughesI d known Dix Steele since the war well since London anyway He was hung up on this dame named Brucie then A woman we all wished would look at us the way she looked at Dix but there were plenty of dames for everyone The British Roses were enad with American pilots and believe you me we cut uite a swath through the lavender scented air I lost track of Dix and then ran into him again in New York He was with another dame a long legged bit of sparkle that laughed when she was supposed to and knew how to touch a man just right to let him know she was interested I was with some gal I d met at the dry cleaners She wasn t pretty but she was alright Next to Dix s bit of sparkle her clothes looked a little drab and her face well she might have been prettier if she d smiled once in a while Dorothy as it turned out was fascinated with Dix When the girls left for the bathroom which left me wondering if Dorothy s dourness would rub off on the Sparkle or if the Sparkle would manage to loosen Dorothy up Dix leaned in and said whadya think She s gorgeous Dix Not my dame I was talking about your dame Well she s not my dame We just met Dix had a terrible temper I could see his face tighten and realized I wasn t getting what was bothering him She keeps staring at me I leaned back and lit another cigarette Jesus Dix girls always do like you I m already jealous you ve got the prettiest girl in here Dix had strong handsHe grabbed my arm and pulled me in closer It ain t like that His fingers were like steel rods pressing my skin tightly against the bone I shook him off feeling a momentary flare of my own anger I drained the last of the Rye in my glass I ll tell you what Dix we will shove off as soon as the girls get back I was expecting him to say something along the lines of that wouldn t be necessary but he just nodded to me and said That dame with the probing eyes would be a pleasure to throttle I pulled Dorothy aside before she could sit down I could tell she was not happy to be leaving but after another long look at Dix and then a look back at me she nodded her agreement Dix was right about something She did have eyes that looked deep inside a guy As we were waiting for the coat check girl to bring our things she said to me Dix has issues with women I laughed Yeah too many of them chasing him I had thought about taking her to another club Maybe after a few drinks she d get a little friendlier but all she was interested in was Dix She shotgunned uestioned at me like she was going to write a book or something I answered a few but there was no end to her curiosity I finally pulled over near her apartment and said You re going to have to kiss me if I m going to answer any uestions She pulled a face that put a damper on any pleasure I would have had from what I could only assume were cold cold lips anyway It s alright girly I don t want a kiss you don t want to give She scooted over closer to me I put my arm around her and I could feel the wired energy running through her She gave me a peck on the cheek that was chaste than what a nun would have offered up to Jesus I opened my door and stepped out I reached in and helped her out I thanked her for a lovely evening She gave me one probe of those dark eyes and then she walked away without acknowledging anything I d said That evening was the last time I saw Dix or Dorothy but not the last time I heard of them I was killing time in a bookstore not because I read but because I was dating a book seller with pale gold hair that shimmered sending shivers down to my toes In a pyramid of books on the table at the front was a book by Dorothy B Hughes a name which sounded really familiar I opened up the back and saw her picture It wasthe obsessed about DixDorothy I looked at the cover IN A LONELY PLACE Well I ll be damned I heard a gasp from a blue haired battle ax with her hands over the ears of a young girl I laughed and told them I was sorry There was Dix s name larger than life in the text I bought my first book It seems Dix was right about Dorothy being obsessed with him She even followed him to Santa Monica California She published IN A LONELY PLACE as a novel but from what I gathered from newspapers there was truth than fiction in the book I guess I always knew something was a little off about Dix but I had no idea of what he was capable of Gloria Grahame and Humphrey Bogart in the movie In a Lonely Place A really great movie that is under appreciated I went to see the movie too I was a big fan of Humphrey Bogart Gloria Grahame looked exactly like the kind of dame that always liked Dix I had to admit I liked the movie better They changed the plot but that anger in Bogart s face was the same cold fury I d seen transform the pleasing features of Dix Steele into a mask of hate It makes me feel a little ueasy when I remember the glittering madness he showed me that night I was out with Dorothy and he said That dame with the probing eyes would be a pleasure to throttle I m a novel reader now because of Dorothy B Hughes Who would think so much real life could be wrapped up in fiction I married the bookseller not for the shimmering hair but for the 40% discount on books If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at