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Dorothy B. Hughes (1904–1993)

Autor(a) de In a Lonely Place

32+ Works 2,363 Membros 98 Críticas 4 Favorited

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Obras por Dorothy B. Hughes

In a Lonely Place (1947) 895 exemplares
The Expendable Man (1963) 503 exemplares
Ride the Pink Horse (1946) 217 exemplares
The Blackbirder (1943) 160 exemplares
The So Blue Marble (1940) 138 exemplares
Dread Journey (1945) 80 exemplares
The Fallen Sparrow (1942) 79 exemplares
The Davidian Report (1952) 42 exemplares
The Bamboo Blonde (1941) 38 exemplares
The Candy Kid (1950) 34 exemplares
The Delicate Ape (1944) 28 exemplares
The Cross-Eyed Bear Murders (1940) 22 exemplares
Johnnie (1946) 14 exemplares

Associated Works

The Best American Noir of the Century (2010) — Contribuidor — 369 exemplares
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1976) — Contribuidor — 359 exemplares
A Woman's Eye (1991) — Contribuidor — 275 exemplares
Women Crime Writers: Four Suspense Novels of the 1940s (2015) — Contribuidor — 163 exemplares
Cat Crimes (1991) — Contribuidor — 162 exemplares
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Contribuidor — 146 exemplares
In a Lonely Place [1950 film] (1950) — Original book — 98 exemplares
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories (2002) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Fifty Best Mysteries (1991) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (1993) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Vengeance Is Hers (1997) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Crime Without Murder (1970) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Murder Cavalcade (1946) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Hughes, Dorothy Belle
Outros nomes
Flanagan, Dorothy Belle (birth name)
Hughes, Dorothy B.
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Local de falecimento
Ashland, Oregon, USA
Locais de residência
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
University of Missouri (journalism)
University of New Mexico
Columbia University
crime novelist
literary critic
Hughes, Jr., Levi Allan (husband)
Prémios e menções honrosas
MWA Grand Master (1978)
Edgar Award (Outstanding Mystery Criticism, 1951)

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Dorothy B. Hughes was one of the most popular and successful mystery and detective writers from the 1940s through the 1950s. She had a great influence on the next generation of authors, especially women. She started her literary life as a poet, which helps explain the lyrical quality of her writing. Her work had more in common with British writers of the period such as Graham Greene and Eric Ambler than with Americans such as James M. Cain and Raymond Chandler. In Hughes’s novels, the male, hardboiled swagger is replaced by a more nuanced unease, even a sense of terror, with unseen forces, doomed heroes, and existentialism questioning of a world sinking into the barbarism of World War II. She was a master of atmosphere who vividly captured the moods and the dark side of the period. Her best known novel, In a Lonely Place (1947), was adapted into a now-classic 1950 film directed by Nicholas Ray.



142. In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes em Backlisted Book Club (Março 2022)


Not my favorite type of crime novel, but as was the case with the other Hughes novels I've read the writing was absolutely magnificent.
Amateria66 | 12 outras críticas | May 24, 2024 |
I'm not the biggest fan of killer POV works, but they broke the mold with this one. Languorous, dark, and smoky.
Amateria66 | 34 outras críticas | May 24, 2024 |
[a:Dorothy B. Hughes|80430|Dorothy B. Hughes|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1455297574p2/80430.jpg] can turn a phrase and keep the tension at high ebb. The Chicago swell's visit to a Santa Fe-like town in the middle of Fiesta as he hunts down "the rat" is a treat and a fine writing model.

“He didn't pay any attention to anything but the white-and-silver girl down in front. She belonged here; she was like something holy, like one of the altar candles, like an angel. He didn't pay any attention to the altar. There were priests up there chanting the litany; their white-and-gold benediction vestments draped over the red velvet chairs. There was a choir of seminarians singing. Singing the responses. Their faces were foreign like the town; brown Mexican faces, somber, and their voices, unaccompanied were like a heaven choir. He didn't care about that. He hadn't come here to pray; he'd come with a gun to keep his eye on a rat. He wasn't going to be sucked in by holiness.”… (mais)
featherbooks | 12 outras críticas | May 7, 2024 |
a study in madness... dark, tense, and ultimately very sad.

This is NOT the movie!!
(if you are interested in both, I strongly suggest reading the novel first.)
Dorothy2012 | 34 outras críticas | Apr 22, 2024 |



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