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Ride the Pink Horse

(1946)
A novel by

 
During its Fiesta, a small desert town in New Mexico welcomes three strangers. Sailor, a hood from Chicago, is here to confront his boss, Sen (a crooked "weasel-faced" senator), in order to extort money. He is the only one who can finger Sen for setting up the murder of his wealthy wife, made to look like a robbery gone wrong. On the trail of both is Mac. Though from the same slums as Sailor, Mac decided on a different route and joined the police. He knows that Sailor can put Sen behind bars and wants him to testify in order to get him there. Though Sailor is aware that this is the right thing to do, he needs the money from Sen more. Over the space of a few days, the three characters collide with one another at regular intervals in a clumsy dance, one advancing as the other retreats, continually surrounded by the swirling colors, sounds, and smells of the festival. Ride the Pink Horse is a highly visual piece of crime fiction, and one that illustrates exactly why Hughes received numerous awards for her work. "Nobody but Dorothy Hughes can cast suspense into such an uncanny spell, and she's never done it better." -- San Francisco Chronicle

 
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Used availability for Dorothy B Hughes's Ride the Pink Horse


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Hardback Editions

May 1980 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Ride the Pink Horse
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
ISBN: 0-89340-237-0 / 978-0-89340-237-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Curley & Associates
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Paperback Editions

April 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Ride the Pink Horse
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
ISBN: 1-4719-1739-8 / 978-1-4719-1739-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Murder Room
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2002 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Ride The Pink Horse
Author(s): Dorothy Hughes
ISBN: 1-84195-277-X / 978-1-84195-277-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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July 1988 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Ride the Pink Horse (Classic Crime)
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
ISBN: 0-14-010386-4 / 978-0-14-010386-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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April 1988 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Ride the Pink Horse
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
ISBN: 0-88184-385-7 / 978-0-88184-385-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

1979 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Ride the Pink Horse
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
ISBN: 0-553-19765-7 / 978-0-553-19765-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Golden Apple Publishers
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July 1979 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Ride the Pink Horse
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
ISBN: 0-553-12123-5 / 978-0-553-12123-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam USA
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Audio Editions

August 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Ride the Pink Horse
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
ISBN: 1-4830-3262-0 / 978-1-4830-3262-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Skyboat Media
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August 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Ride the Pink Horse
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
ISBN: 1-4830-3264-7 / 978-1-4830-3264-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Skyboat Media and Blackstone Audio
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August 2014 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Ride the Pink Horse
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
ISBN: 1-4830-3263-9 / 978-1-4830-3263-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Skyboat Media and Blackstone Audio
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Ride the Pink Horse
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
Publisher: Skyboat Media, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

August 2014 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Ride the Pink Horse
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
Publisher: Skyboat Media, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Ride the Pink Horse
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
Publisher: The Murder Room
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Ride the Pink Horse
Author(s): Dorothy B Hughes
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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