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The Black-Eyed Stranger
Charlotte Armstrong
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The Black-Eyed Stranger

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A crooked newspaper reporter attempts to save a socialite's life
Sam Lynch is not a crook, but most of his friends are. A journalist by trade, he has the inside scoop on every crime in New York City, but can't write a word of it for fear of his sources turning violent. This makes it impossible for him to hold a job, despite being one of the city's finest reporters. But when
Paperback, 221 pages
Published June 1st 1990 by Zebra (first published 1951)
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Charlotte Armstrong was a prolific writer. She wrote twenty-nine novels, two plays and several original screen plays for television including one for Alfred Hitchcock Presents. She won an Edgar for best mystery in 1957 and was a finalist for the reward on two other occasions.

She is similar to writers like Margaret Millar or Ruth Rendell both of whom love to keep you guessing. As in: What are the protagonist real intentions? Who are the good guys/gals and who are the bad ones? You know, stories w
Jul 22, 2010 Cindy rated it really liked it
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Kay Hutchinson is a beautiful, sweet young heiress. Everyone loves her. Except that gangster dude who wants to kidnap and possibly murder her. Crime reporter Sam Lynch finds out about the plot and tries to warn her, but no one will listen. So he makes his own plan. Old-fashioned, but I still enjoyed it.
Dec 13, 2015 Mel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Charlotte Armstrong, although I don't always love her books. This one, I really enjoyed and read in one sitting (not terribly hard at just over 200 pages, but I've been having trouble getting into the stack of new books waiting for me, so it means something to me).
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Full name Charlotte Armstrong Lewi. Wrote 29 novels, plus short stories and plays under the name Charlotte Armstrong and Jo Valentine. Additional writing jobs: New York Times (advertising department), Breath of the Avenue (fashion reporter).
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