Re: RARA-AVIS: John Holbrook Vance

Bruce Townley (
Tue, 28 Dec 1999 16:54:22 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 28 Dec 1999 at 08:20 Steve McHale sent: John Holbrook Vance

> I have read The Pleasant Grove Murders. I liked it very much but I
>would not consider it hard boiled. It's a rural setting featuring a smart
>sheriff, a wrongly accused parolee and some obnoxious small town politics.
>It reminded me very much of Richard Wormser's The Intruder or Helen
>Nielsen's Detour.

Is Nielsen's DETOUR the book that the Edgar G. Ulmer movie's based on? If so, then I'd be <very> interested in looking it up as I'm a big fan of the flick.

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