After the war, cynical veteran Dix Steele has moved to L.A., a city terrified by a strangler preying on young women.
Bumping into an old friend, now a detective working on the case, Dix is thrilled by closely following the progress of the police. And meeting his new neighbour, sultry and beautiful actress Laurel Gray, brings even more excitement into his life.
But the strangler is still prowling the streets - and Laurel may be in more danger than she realises...
In a Lonely Place was adapted for film in 1950, with Humphrey Bogart as Dix Steele.
'Puts Chandler to shame ... Hughes is the master we keep turning to'. - Sara Paretsky
'Dorothy B. Hughes was such a mistress of dark suspense that I always had to read the end of her books first to keep from biting off all my fingernails'. —Margaret Maron, author of Three-Day Town
About the Product
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Length: 192 pages
Dimensions: 198mm x 11mm x 129mm
About the Author
Dorothy B. Hughes (1904-93) was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and lived most of her life in New Mexico.
A journalist and a poet, she began publishing hard-boiled crime novels in 1940, three of which were made into successful films: The Fallen Sparrow(1943), Ride the Pink Horse(1947) and In a Lonely Place (1950).
In her later years, Hughes reviewed crime novels for the LA Times, the New York Herald Tribune and other papers. She was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.