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Mr. Bowling Buys a Newspaper

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215 pages
Published 1944 by Random House (first published 1943)
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Jeff
Dec 10, 2008 Jeff rated it liked it
Donald Henderson's Mr. Bowling Buys a Newspaper (1944) was of course greatly admired by Raymond Chandler. It's set in wartime England where the eponymous Mr. Bowling is a serial killer who commits increasingly sloppy murders in an effort to get caught so he will no longer be able to kill anymore and thereby, presumably, no longer be tormented by thoughts of killing.

Although the book owes more in style and setting to the cozies rather than the milieu of hardboiled crime fiction, most fans of crim
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