> I finished reading Day Keene's FRAMED BY GULT first published in 1949
> at William Morrow, and available as a reprint from Stark House. The
> setting is Hollywood after the Second World War. Bob Stanton is a
> movie script writer accused of murdering an English lady. The twist
> Keene drops in is Stanton on the fateful night was out on a rare
> binger, and can't remember what he did. I liked the quippy dialogue,
> wry wit, and noirish setting. Keene's prose is clean and accessible. I
> was impressed enough to line up more of Keene's work, so he easily
> passes the readers' litmus test.
These Keene books are very hard (I would say impossible) to
dislike. Clean writing, things move along nicely, and they
are not too repetitive. The dialogue is very good indeed.
Sometimes these books remind me of Erle Stanley Gardner in
his A.A. Fair mode.
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