RARA-AVIS: Re: question about plot idea

From: JIM DOHERTY (jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com)
Date: 09 Apr 2009

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    Re your recollection below:

    "there's a Black Lizard from the 80s, maybe a Bill Pronzini book? can't remember the title. not this situation exactly, but close. the psychological profile of the killer is that he goes in & out of blackout states, in such a way that he is not aware of being the killer when he's not in killer mode. one of the investigators is a local cop who freaks out and comes to believe that he is the killer. ah I just remembered the title, 'Running of the Beasts' or something close."

    It is, in fact, as you recalled, titled THE RUNNING OF THE BEASTS (a reference to horse-racing, which runs as a motif through the novel), and it is one of several collaborations on which Pronzini was partnered with Barry Malzberg.



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