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A Cry in the Night

3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  7 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
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"He had taken her captive and now he was like a hunted animal, seeking a place to devour his prey."

"A-1 thriller."
-Saturday Review
Paperback, 152 pages
Published 1955 by Bantam Mystery
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Josh
Sep 04, 2014 Josh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A police procedural that doesn't follow the typical route of question and answer investigation, rather, A CRY IN THE NIGHT is proactive police work depicted from the inner sanctum of police head quarters.

From officers on patrol to those who take the calls, A CRY IN THE NIGHT is all inclusive as head quarters goes into panic mode when a missing woman is later identified as the Sergeant's daughter, Liz Blossom.

Kidnapped by deranged sex fiend Hill Loftus, drugged and without hope of escape, Bloss
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Ed
May 27, 2011 Ed rated it really liked it
Whit Masterson is another pseudonym used by Robert Wade and his writing partner Bill Wade who had a fatal heart attack in 1961. They wrote some thirty novels, mostly crime fiction, together in the 1950s.

A Cry in the Night is a nifty police procedural concerning the kidnapping of a young lady, Liz Blossom, by a sex fiend, Hill Loftus. The next five hours are unrolled in tense fashion as the police investigation and then pursuit are mounted. Liz’s love interest is Owen Clark, a young Korean War ve
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Kenny
Feb 26, 2013 Kenny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-other
Great characters, esp. the villian; fine psychological portrait. Plot is fast moving; shifts in POV smooth and work well to move plot and define characters. Part police procedural; part portrait of a monster being born. Great balance between plot and characterization. Highly recommended.
Steven
Jul 03, 2011 Steven rated it really liked it
A very good detective story from the 1950's. A girl is kidnapped, and the police track down the kidnapper. This author had at least two of his novels made into movies, this one and "Touch of Evil."
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Whit Masterson is a pen name of authors, Robert Allison “Bob” Wade (1920-present) and H. Bill Miller (1920-61). The two also wrote under several other pseudonyms, including Wade Miller and Will Daemer.
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