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In a Lonely Place

(1947)
A novel by

 
 
A 1947 classic that takes us inside the mind of a male serial killer. Author Dorothy B. Hughes explores the ana-tomy of American -misogyny and -accomplishes a mystery writing tour de force by depicting his eventual -capture-by two daring and powerful women-from his point of view. The characters of Dix Steele and Laurel Grey, the glamorous actress he falls for but can't hold on to, were so well drawn that they became the basis for extraordinary performances by Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame in the 1950 film version of the book, which also reflects the suspense and hard-boiled edginess of Hughes's -writing.

Called "an author with a flair for terror" by The New Yorker, Hughes was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1978.

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Used availability for Dorothy B Hughes's In a Lonely Place

Hardback Editions

November 2003 : USA Library Binding
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Title: In a Lonely Place (Femmes Fatales: Women Write Pulp)
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
ISBN: 1-55861-461-3 / 978-1-55861-461-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
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Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: In a Lonely Place (New York Review Books)
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
ISBN: 1-68137-147-2 / 978-1-68137-147-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: New York Review of Books
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May 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: In a Lonely Place (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
ISBN: 0-14-119231-3 / 978-0-14-119231-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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November 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: In a Lonely Place (Femmes Fatales)
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
ISBN: 1-55861-455-9 / 978-1-55861-455-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 1990 : UK Paperback

Title: In a Lonely Place
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
ISBN: 0-948353-67-8 / 978-0-948353-67-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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September 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: In a Lonely Place
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
ISBN: 0-88184-079-3 / 978-0-88184-079-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub
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April 1980 : USA Paperback
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Title: In a Lonely Place
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
ISBN: 0-89340-236-2 / 978-0-89340-236-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Curley & Associates
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July 1979 : USA Paperback
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Title: In a Lonely Place
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
ISBN: 0-553-12114-6 / 978-0-553-12114-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam USA
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Kindle Editions

August 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: In a Lonely Place (New York Review Books)
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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May 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: In a Lonely Place (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK