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The Candy Kid

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In El Paso, a ranch hand falls for a dangerous gringa

Jose Aragon looks like a cowboy and, to his disgust, smells like one too. In El Paso between jobs, he’s standing outside the Chenoweth Hotel, praying for a room, a shower, and a couple of ice cold beers. Instead, he finds a woman: a sandy-haired, wealthy beauty named Dulcinda Farrar. Mistaking him for ordinary border-tow
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Published 1952 by Pocket Books (first published 1950)
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Lesley
May 21, 2016 Lesley rated it it was amazing
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Jose Aragon looks like a cowboy and, to his disgust, smells like one too. In El Paso between jobs, he’s standing outside the Chenoweth Hotel, praying for a room, a shower, and a couple of ice cold beers. Instead, he finds a woman: a sandy-haired, wealthy beauty named Dulcinda Farrar. Mistaking him for ordinary border-town trash, she offers him a few bucks to pick up a package for her. Jose plays along, thinking it will be a lark to pull one over on the beautiful Yankee. But his sense of humor is ...more
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Really great border-town thriller. This book is out of print? A shame.
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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. A New York–based mystery, it won praise for its hardboiled pr ...more
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