The quote you mention is from Nelson Algren's A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE.
--- On Fri, 9/3/10, Karin Montin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: Karin Montin <email@example.com>
Subject: RARA-AVIS: Seeking mystery novel
Date: Friday, September 3, 2010, 1:35 PM
Years ago I read a novel that had the protagonist chasing the bad guys
(or somebody) from one small town to another in the southern U.S. A lot
of the towns had hot springs and were former spas, so there were big,
rundown old hotels. It was the first time I ever heard "Never eat at a
place named Ma's" and "Never play poker with a man named Doc."
Anyone know what book that might have been?
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