"Timothy S. Oliver" wrote:
> One of the bad guys in Pelecanos' newest, Shame the Devil, reads "two
> paperback novels by Edward Anderson and A.I. Bezzarides."
> Amazon shows one book by Anderson called Thieves Like Us. It apparently was
> made into a movie twice. Once by Altman.
It's one of Altman's best, and the novel is damn good too,
more a depression mainstream novel than a genre crime
> Amazon lists two by Bezzarides. One is called Thieves Market. It's about
> Greek produce haulers in California's Central Valley. Sounds a lot like
> Thieves Highway, the old noir flick with Richard Conte.
You're right about that.
Bezzerides also wrote the source novel, The Long Haul, for
They Drive by Night, Directed by Roaul Walsh, and starring
Bogart and George Raft. A pretty good flick. I think it's the
first movie to show somebody playing pinball -- Roscoe
Karnes, in a trucker's dive. I always thought they should
have named the World Pinball Championship Award the "Roscoe"
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