Joy, I would very, very much like to know the title of that book -- thanks!
I recently picked up two other Motel Noir (TM) books and devoured them
both...DEATH'S SWEET SONG by Clifton Adams (a tough book to find!), and
ROADSIDE NIGHT by Nistler and Broderick. I'd love to have another one to
add to my growing list of Motel Noir (TM) books...
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> Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: John Rector's THE COLD KISS...
> I compared it with Sean Doolittle's Cleanup, actually. The voice, the
> predicament, a sorta femme fatale involved---a guy who's had some
> problems and is trying to do all the right things in a mundane way and
> then, a baby-step at a time, despite all his good intentions, the
> situation just unravels.
> I liked them both a lot.
> PS, Ron: I recently read a book situated in a deteriorating motel in
> Florida with a protagonist who's a San Francisco ex-cop passing through
> town. It's an old book, circa 1950s; if this seems to fit your
> specialty, remind me, and I'll look it up.
> On 9/3/2010 12:35 PM, Ron Clinton wrote:
> > Getting ready to place an Amazon order for Dave's CARETAKER OF LORNE
> > (since my local Borders decided not to stock it.grumble, grumble), and
> > thought I'd throw in a few other books.
> > One I'm considering is John Rector's THE COLD KISS. It's had
> > John Ridley, John Crumley, Jim Thompson (THE GETAWAY), Scott Smith (A
> > PLAN), and Ed Gorman. And since it takes place in a rundown motel --
> > can never get enough Motel Noir T -- I'm thinking this is a must-have.
> > Has anyone here read it? Thoughts?
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