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The Right Murder (John J. Malone #4)

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First, there's the corpse in Joe the Angel's Bar. Sequel to The Wrong Murder.
Paperback, 311 pages
Published July 1st 1991 by International Polygonics Ltd (first published 1941)
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Brett Bydairk
Aug 23, 2013 Brett Bydairk rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, humor
The direct sequel to The Wrong Murder, this starts about a month after that one ends. John J. Malone is busy getting drunk in a Chicago bar on New Year's Eve, when a man walks in the door shouting his name; Malone has never seen this man before, and before he can meet him, the man falls to the floor, dead.
Who this guy is and why he wanted Malone is the start of another screwball mystery featuring Malone and Jake and Helene Justus. Much confusion (not to mention booze consumption) happens before
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Jun 10, 2008 Cullen Gallagher rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
Another great satire on American idealism and morality where everyone is either honestly corrupt or dishonestly corrupt, and everyone is always wildly drunk. The thing about "escapist" fare is that one is always escaping from something, and alcohol becomes a primary the primary vehicle for fleeing. Also, the political context that was quietly implicit in Rice's earlier works finally emerges in the plot, as several of the characters are European exiles fleeing from the war. Rice's caricatures are ...more
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May 14, 2014 Katie rated it liked it
"The sun rose that morning of January first at 7:24. No one of importance noticed it."
I love living in the 1940s of these books. The plots seem to be getting thinner, while the writing seems to be getting better. And the drinking is starting to get out of control. (*starting*?)
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pseudonym for Georgiana Ann Randolph Craig
Aka Daphne Sanders, Michael Venning, George Sanders' Ghostwriter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Ri...

Georgiana 'Craig' Rice was the author of fourteen novels, countless short stories, and a number of true crime pieces, once rivaled Agatha Christie in sales. She was on the cover of Time Magazine in 1946. However, the past fifty years have seen her fall
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