RARA-AVIS: Re: Families as hostages in bank jobs

From: pmf_nz ( pmf_nz@yahoo.co.nz)
Date: 25 May 2006

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:
> I think I first read the plot where a bank manager's family is held
> hostage while one of the criminals takes the manager to open the bank's
> vault in one of Garry Disher's Wyatt novels. Since then, I've seen it
> in a number of TV shows -- Law & Order, one of the CSIs, 24, maybe even
> Nash Bridges.
> So, my questions are:
> When did this start showing up in books? Was Disher the first?

One book with a 'family held hostage while robbers do the job' plot is Dan J. Marlowe's ONE ENDLESS HOUR (1968).


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