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The Candy Kid

(1950)
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Jose Aragon is a ranch hand between jobs. Looking and smelling just like a piece of border-town trash, he's hoping the Chenoweth Hotel, El Paso, will let him in for a much-needed shower, a room and a couple of cold beers.

But a beautiful and wealthy woman with golden-brown hair, Dulcinda Farrar, mistakes him for a local, and offers him money to pick up a package for her. Jose goes along for the ride, but his playfulness is about to get him in trouble.

Just minutes after he's picked up the package, it disappears, and suddenly he has the border's toughest thugs on his tail. Jose knows how to round up a herd of cattle, but a classy blonde is going to prove more difficult . . . and more dangerous.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Dorothy B Hughes's The Candy Kid

Paperback Editions

April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Candy Kid (Murder Room)
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
ISBN: 1-4719-1743-6 / 978-1-4719-1743-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Murder Room
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Candy Kid (Murder Room Book 560)
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
Publisher: The Murder Room
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Candy Kid
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA