By Dorothy B. Hughes
“It used to be amazing what previous reviews remembered may possibly do to a possibly trained, civilized man.” And Hugh Denismore, a tender medical professional riding his mother’s Cadillac from la to Phoenix, is eminently proficient and civilized. he's privileged, would appear to have the area at his ft, even. Then why does the sight of some redneck young ones disconcert him? Why is he reluctant to select up a matted woman hitchhiking alongside the wilderness street? And why is he the 1st individual the police suspect while she is located lifeless in Arizona a couple of days later?
Dorothy B. Hughes ranks with Raymond Chandler and Patricia Highsmith as a grasp of mid-century noir. In books like In a Lonely Place and Ride the crimson Horse she uncovered a seething discontent beneath the veneer of twentieth-century prosperity. With The Expendable Man, first released in 1963, Hughes upends the conventions of the wrong-man narrative to carry a narrative that engages readers at the same time it implicates them within the maximum of all American crimes.