Dread Journey - Murder Room (Paperback)Dorothy B. Hughes (author)
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One-way ticket to death . . .?
'Hughes is the master we keep turning to' Sara Paretsky
'The tension and terror of Dread Journey are such that few will be able to lay the book down unfinished' New York Times
'Cornell Woolrich meets Agatha Christie' Publishers Weekly
'Superbly done' Washington Post
In the four years since she arrived in Los Angeles, Kitten Agnew has become a star. Not all by herself, of course; though beautiful and talented, Kitten would be lost without her director, the acclaimed and powerful Vivien Spender.
But Spender is a dangerous man. Kit knows that, and has heard all the stories - of discarded stars that have ended up in a chorus line, or a sanatorium, or worse.
Spender knows that Kit knows, and wouldn't dare destroy her glittering career. But he may be willing to kill her . . .
On a train from LA to Chicago, Kit makes a discovery that could have her fighting not just for her career, but for her life.
Publisher: The Murder Room
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 41 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
If you wake up screaming with terror don't say we didn't warn you * NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF BOOKS *
Every sentence is suffused with dread * LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS *
Cornell Woolrich meets Agatha Christie in this taut, grim reissue * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY starred review *
Beautifully told * NEW YORKER *
Superbly done * WASHINGTON POST *
An author with a flair for terror * NEW YORKER *
The perfect in-flight read * KIRKUS *
Hughes didn't just pre-date Jim Thompson, she also pre-dated Patricia Highsmith, Ruth Rendell, and other so-called Masters of Psychological Suspense or Noir. And her writing style stands up to the test of time * Bookslut *
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