Thanks, Joy -- appreciate the offer, but actually I have that one (under its
original title, TALK OF THE TOWN). I don't recall too much about it, other
than I was generally pleased by it. 'Course, with Williams, that's almost
guaranteed...though I agree with you that his nautical fiction is, to me,
not nearly as interesting as his land-locked fiction.
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> Subject: Re: (To Joy) RE: RARA-AVIS: John Rector's THE COLD KISS... and
> motel noir
> I figured it out. It's Stain of Suspicion by Charles Williams.
> And since Raymond Tait was kind enough to give the book to me, if
> you haven't read it, I'd be glad to send it to you. All I need is an
> On 9/3/2010 1:41 PM, Ron Clinton wrote:
> > Joy, I would very, very much like to know the title of that book --
> > 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
> > add to my growing list of Motel Noir (TM) books...
> > Thanks again,
> > Ron C.
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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,
> >> 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.
> >> Joy
> >> 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.
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