Imatge de l'autor

Dorothy B. Hughes (1904–1993)

Autor/a de En un lloc solitari

32+ obres 2,344 Membres 95 Ressenyes 4 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Obres de Dorothy B. Hughes

En un lloc solitari (1947) 886 exemplars
The Expendable Man (1963) 500 exemplars
Ride the Pink Horse (1946) 213 exemplars
The Blackbirder (1943) 159 exemplars
The So Blue Marble (1940) 137 exemplars
Dread Journey (1945) 79 exemplars
L'Ocell caigut (1942) 79 exemplars
The Davidian Report (1952) 42 exemplars
The Bamboo Blonde (1941) 38 exemplars
The Candy Kid (1950) 34 exemplars
The Delicate Ape (1944) 28 exemplars
The Cross-Eyed Bear Murders (1940) 22 exemplars
Johnnie (1946) 14 exemplars

Obres associades

The Best American Noir of the Century (2010) — Col·laborador — 365 exemplars
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1976) — Col·laborador — 358 exemplars
A Woman's Eye (1991) — Col·laborador — 273 exemplars
Cat Crimes (1991) — Col·laborador — 162 exemplars
Women Crime Writers: Four Suspense Novels of the 1940s (2015) — Col·laborador — 162 exemplars
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Col·laborador — 142 exemplars
In a Lonely Place [1950 film] (1950) — Original book — 95 exemplars
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories (2002) — Col·laborador — 80 exemplars
Fifty Best Mysteries (1991) — Col·laborador — 72 exemplars
Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s and 1950s (2015) — Col·laborador — 59 exemplars
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (1993) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Vengeance Is Hers (1997) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Crime Without Murder (1970) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Murder Cavalcade (1946) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Hughes, Dorothy Belle
Altres noms
Flanagan, Dorothy Belle (birth name)
Hughes, Dorothy B.
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Lloc de defunció
Ashland, Oregon, USA
Llocs de residència
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
University of Missouri (journalism)
University of New Mexico
Columbia University
crime novelist
literary critic
Hughes, Jr., Levi Allan (husband)
Premis i honors
MWA Grand Master (1978)
Edgar Award (Outstanding Mystery Criticism, 1951)
Biografia breu
Dorothy B. Hughes was one of the most popular and successful mystery and detective writers from the 1940s through the 1950s. She had a great influence on the next generation of authors, especially women. She started her literary life as a poet, which helps explain the lyrical quality of her writing. Her work had more in common with British writers of the period such as Graham Greene and Eric Ambler than with Americans such as James M. Cain and Raymond Chandler. In Hughes’s novels, the male, hardboiled swagger is replaced by a more nuanced unease, even a sense of terror, with unseen forces, doomed heroes, and existentialism questioning of a world sinking into the barbarism of World War II. She was a master of atmosphere who vividly captured the moods and the dark side of the period. Her best known novel, In a Lonely Place (1947), was adapted into a now-classic 1950 film directed by Nicholas Ray.



142. In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes a Backlisted Book Club (març 2022)


a study in madness... dark, tense, and ultimately very sad.

This is NOT the movie!!
(if you are interested in both, I strongly suggest reading the novel first.)
Dorothy2012 | Hi ha 33 ressenyes més | Apr 22, 2024 |
It took a little bit for me to get into this story, but it eventually really took off. The last quarter especially went like gangbusters. I liked the way the story ended, tying up enough loose threads to give a sense of closure but leaving it open enough that the characters feel like they’re living on past the end of the book.
rabbitprincess | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Nov 24, 2023 |
[Ride the Pink Horse] by Dorothy B. Hughes. This novel was published in 1946, apparently went out-of-print. In 2021 it was republished by Otto Penzler, as an entry in his "American Mystery Classics."

The story's about a Chicago gunsel who goes by the name Sailor. He had done a job for a fellow nicknamed Sen because he had been a U.S. Senator, a corrupt one. Sen welshed on Sailor. The gunsel pursues Sen to a New Mexico town a lot like Santa Fe, where he plans to confront Sen, confident he'll get paid (even though Sailor has jacked up the price). Complicating the action are two matters. It's the town's annual Fiesta that fills every hotel and restaurant, with crowds jamming the street. Sailor can't get close to Sen, much less confront him. Moreover, a Chicago policeman called Mac (for MacIntyre) shows up, himself tailing Sen and, knowingly, trying to thwart Sailor.

In a striking departure from publishing practices in 1946, Hughes records all of Sailor's racism in a town teeming with Native Americans and hispanics. Sailor's never been outside of Chicago with its mature municipal infrastructure. So he's repelled by the unpaved streets and the lack of personal hygiene (due to the lack of a viable public water system).

I recognize Hughes' sharp eye, her character development. But reading her book was slow going. I didn't see any likable main character, anyone to root for. (Of course, it's the kind of story that shouldn't have likable characters.) Even Mac the cop got on my nerves with what Sailor called his preachy-ness. I'd rate Ride the Pink Horse "good".
… (més)
weird_O | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Oct 6, 2023 |
I’m not sure how Hughes does it. You’re inside someone else’s head and all the tension builds like a personalized anxiety.
Deni_Weeks | Hi ha 25 ressenyes més | Sep 16, 2023 |



Potser també t'agrada

Autors associats


També de

Gràfics i taules