Sunday, April 6, 2014

#8: Alley Girl by Jonathan Craig

A crooked cop interviews a murder suspect's wife, and finding her attractive, carefully begins to frame the husband for murder.  Meanwhile, his younger, less experienced partner begins to get suspicious in Jonathan Craig's hardboiled noir Alley Girl.

This, to me, was a very tough read for the 1950s, with plenty of sordid plotting and a fairly explicit conclusion.  The identity of the "alley girl" of the title is a surprise as well.

I didn't know anything about Jonathan Craig before seeing this for my beloved Kindle for the goodbye price of 99 cents. I will definitely look for more of his work.

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