--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "davezeltserman" <davezelt@...> wrote:
> Is it the classic crime novels that Double Indemnity and Postman are?
> No. But it's still a solid hardboiled crime novel that's on par with
> his second-tier novels like The Butterfly, Serenade and Sinful Woman,
> and it's at least as good as most Elmore Leonard novels that I've read
> (and I like Leonard having read quite a few of his earlier crime
> novels). Btw. the Ron Miller review you pointed to was favorable
> towards the book, and in my opinion, a fair review--it's chief
> complaint, that it's not the crime incon that Double Indemnity and
> Postman are. Here's another review for it:
> Btw. Bogart did a radio broadcast of Love's Lovely Counterfeit for
> Suspense which was really quite good---I heard it years ago on an
> old-time radio show.
Thanks, Dave. I am almost tempted to reread it... it hit me really
wrong back when. By the way, I think The Butterfly is a neat short
novel, also a repellent one because of the theme, but worthwhile.
Sinful Woman rings no bells; I don't think I have read it.
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