The Mysterious Bookshop

Dorothy B. Hughes- In A Lonely Place

Signed by Megan Abbott

Dix Steele is back in town, and 'town' is post-war LA. His best friend Brub is on the force of the LAPD, and as the two meet in country clubs and beach bars, they discuss the latest case: a strangler is preying on young women in the dark. Dix listens with interest as Brub describes their top suspect, as yet unnamed.  A reissue of the classic, quite different from the famous Bogart picture. Originally published 1947. Afterword by Megan Abbott. $14.95