o/t: “The Right to Murder”

The new edition of the London Review of Books carries a tremendous essay by Gaby Wood discussing Dorothy Hughes’s novel In a Lonely Place and more particularly Nick Ray’s movie of the same title that’s loosely based on it (although, as Wood observes, not that loosely). You can read the essay here.

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4 thoughts on “o/t: “The Right to Murder”

    • She’s an author well worth persevering with, I’d say. The other books of hers I’ve read have never been less than very readable. I still have Ride the Pink Horse — her other famous one — to go.

    • I had the same impulse to go watch the movie again, even though it’s a hot fave of mine and I’ve seen it several times — aside from anything else, it features Gloria Grahame and a good supporting cast. 🙂

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