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by Dorothy B. Hughes

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ISBN:
0754085589
ISBN13:
978-0754085584
Author:
Dorothy B. Hughes
Publisher:
Black Dagger Crime; Large Print Ed edition (January 1, 2000)
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Pages:
216 pages
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1280 kb
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1690 kb
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Mystery
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Rating:
4.9

The Blackbirder by Dorothy B. Hughes . Under black caterpillar eyebrows, his cold little black eyes were crawling on her face

It is licensed only for use by the original purchaser. Under black caterpillar eyebrows, his cold little black eyes were crawling on her face. She whispered, That waiter is looking at me. For a moment she thought she had said it out loud, that Maxl had heard her.

Dorothy B. Hughes (1904–1993) was a mystery author and literary critic. Born in Kansas City, she studied at Columbia University, and won an award from the Yale Series of Younger Poets for her first book, the poetry collection Dark Certainty (1931). After writing several unsuccessful manuscripts, she published The So Blue Marble in 1940.

The Blackbirder (Paperback). Dorothy B. Hughes (author)

The Blackbirder (Paperback). Hughes (author).

Пользовательский отзыв - psutto - LibraryThing. We start the book in New York, in the company of Julie Guille, an escapee from Nazi occupied Paris. She bumps into an old acquaintance from her Paris days and when he is murdered outside her apartment.

Format Paperback 240 pages.

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The Blackbirder (Classic Crime). by Dorothy B.

Well The Blackbirder proved to be just the very thing I needed as I came to. .

Well The Blackbirder proved to be just the very thing I needed as I came to the end of my first full week back at work. My only other experience of Dorothy B Hughes is The Expendable Man which I read a few years ago – re-issued by Persephone books if you haven’t come across it, I urge you to do so it is absolutely brilliant. Under black caterpillar eyebrows, his cold little black eyes were crawling on her face She whispered, ‘the waiter is looking at m.

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Reviews:
  • Blueshaper
The Blackbirder is about a woman who illegally enters the United States and has to travel across the US to find a 'blackbirder', someone who can help her with little problems about border crossings. It's told from the woman's point of view, and the action takes place in WWII America. The scenes of America, especially headed west on trains are great.

The constant strain of not knowing who can help and who wants to hurt you brings a palpable presence to the feel of the novel. I especially like the grittiness of the heroine. Although often discouraged, she does not give up, and it isn't because she is some cardboard character. Hughes is a master of psychological rendering and although this isn't quite In a Lonely Place or Ride the Pale Horse, it's a damn find read from one of our more neglected authors. Hughes really does belong up there with Cain, Chandlet, and Hammett.

As an added plus, there is some great color about what life is like for Hispanics in the West at this time, and although this is just one of many scenes, the detail and realism Hughes imparts about these people will not be soon forgotten.

Highly recommended.
  • Kefym
Very dark; full of surprises and characters that may be good guys or bad guys-even the narrator has a closet full of secrets, and her motives/history don't become clear until the very end. Great WWII atmosphere.
  • Usaxma
I love sitting down, opening a Dorothy Hughes, and reading right to the end. All at once. I didn't quite get to do that with this, but close, and it's a page turner. This in spite of treating people and places I know very well as exotic scenery. But that is what it is, and I like the idea of fighting Nazis in New Mexico.
  • RUL
Dorothy B. Hughes was a literary critic as well as a writer. She writes like someone who knows about good writing but can't quite do it herself. Still, an interesting, if dated, read. I'm still trying to imagine what a "voice like a wet twig" sounds like though. I'll give Expendable Man a try when it becomes available for Kindle.
  • Dogrel
Excellent mystery set during WWII. Keeps you guessing who's a hero and who's a villain until the end.
  • Marr
Great read!
  • Sarin
Perfect
This novel is missing any characterization of the main female character. It starts out with the woman, a refugee from Nazi-occupied France, in New York City, quickly on the run because she fears the Nazis are after her in New York City. No reason given, nothing to make us care about her as a character. On and on it goes, with the heroine's stratagems to dodge pursuit from New York City to Santa Fe, New Mexico, suspicious of a "gray man" on the train. Apparently written during World War II, seemingly as a propaganda piece, Hughes must have felt no context was necessary, that we would root for the heroine simply because she ran from the Nazis. Her goal was a 'blackbirder' who would fly her and her beloved Fran [a man she hopes to be reunited with] over the Mexican border to safety--as if the Nazis couldn't easily follow into Mexico. There she encounters more hugger-mugger in a village outside Santa Fe. Hughes handles the escape passages decently, but that's all there is. Nada else. Words which make no sense often appear in sentences, likely because the original text was scanned, creating these mistakes. Since the book was published in the 1940s, Hughes probably is no longer alive to correct the text; but someone should have. A very disappointing read, missing the essential elements that make reading a novel worthwhile.