RARA-AVIS: Re: Bodies Are Where You Find Them / Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

From: Dick Lochte (dlochte@gmail.com)
Date: 20 Aug 2009

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    "Puzzle For Fools," by a very good old-school writer (well, two writers) seldom if ever mentioned here, Patrick Quentin, has series hero Peter Duluth checking into a sanatorium to dry out when the inevitable murders start. Not exactly noir nor hardboiled, but a little twisted. More recently, Howard Swindle's "Jitter Joint" has a cop losing it after witnessing an horrific crime and being sent to a rehab center that, for some reason I can't recall, is in the frozen tundra. It combines the murders-in-a-sanatorium plot with the totally-cut-off-from-the-outside-world situation. The book is worth looking up, the movie made from it, "Eye See You," starring Sylvester Stallone isn't as good, but it has a few moments.

    Dick Lochte

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