In a Lonely Place - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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In a Lonely Place - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Published: 06/05/2010
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'Puts Chandler to shame ... Hughes is the master we keep turning to' Sara Paretsky

After the war, cynical veteran Dix Steele has moved to L.A., a city terrified by a strangler preying on young women. Bumping into an old friend, now a detective working on the case, Dix is thrilled by closely following the progress of the police. And meeting his new neighbour, sultry and beautiful actress Laurel Gray, brings even more excitement into his life. But the strangler is still prowling the streets - and Laurel may be in more danger than she realises...

In a Lonely Place was adapted for film in 1950, with Humphrey Bogart as Dix Steele.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141192314
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 145 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm


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My favourite crime writer. Full stop - Sara Weinman, Los Angeles Review of Books

Dorothy B. Hughes is the unsung godmother of every feisty female investigator who has hit the streets in the last twenty-five years - Val McDermind

Dorothy B. Hughes was in a class of her own. To be a female author of hard-boiled fiction back in the 1940s was unusual enough, but to write a first-person narrative from the viewpoint of a male serial killer was breaking new ground by anybody's standards. She marked out this territory years before most other writers even knew it existed. - Max Decharne, author of Hardboiled Hollywood: The Origins of Great Crime Films

If you wake up in the night screaming with terror, don't say we didn't warn you. - New York Times Book Review

An excellent novel - David Thomson, Have You Seen...?

A tour de force . . . The structure is flawless, and the scenes of postwar L.A. have an immediacy that puts Chandler to shame. No wonder Hughes is the master we keep turning to. - Sara Paretsky

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“A must read from the Queen of Noir.”

An exceptional noir crime novel. Dorothy B Hughes should be better known than she is (probably because she was a female writing noir), the reason I say this is her novels are clever, dark, psychological and skew your... More

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“In a lonely place by Dorothy B. Hughes”

In a lonely place by Dorothy B. Hughes is a classic crime thriller. First published after 1947, it is the story of Dix Steele, a cynical war veteran who has moved to LA. A city terrified by a strangler preying on... More

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“Gripping!”

I was hooked from the beginning! It’s rare a book can be so good when you know who the killer is right from the start but this was an enthralling game of cat and mouse.

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