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

From: Patrick King (
Date: 21 Aug 2009

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    Of course there's Denis Lehane's SHUTTER ISLAND, which I found fascinating. It's about two Boston cops investigating a murder in a sanitarium on an island in Boston Harbor.

    Patrick King

    --- On Thu, 8/20/09, Dick Lochte <> wrote:

    From: Dick Lochte <> Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: Bodies Are Where You Find Them / Kiss Kiss Bang Bang To: Date: Thursday, August 20, 2009, 2:03 PM


                      "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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