John Hart's Down River starts off in a seedy motel, the motel's seedy
owner appears throughout the book, and the son of the motel owner kicks
off the plot.
And didn't Hoke Moseley live in a seedy motel? And Bubba Mabry---didn't he live in a really seedy motel when he started detecting? Joy
Ron Clinton wrote:
> You've stated it beautifully, Lawrence -- that's the kind of setting that
> seethes with noir potential. Not the Holiday Inns or Ramadas of today, but
> the old roadside court motels, owned by a mom-and-pop...or a lady with a
> dark and deadly secret. One floor of attached units, two floors at most.
> Maybe a couple dozen units...though less is better. Ahh, they just don't
> make 'em -- or write 'em -- like that anymore.
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