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To Find Cora/Like Mink Like Murder/Body and Passion

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Cora has run off with another man, and Joe Byars is sick with the loss. It makes him so crazy, he starts searching everywhere for Cora. The memory of her long, flowing black hair and alabaster skin haunts him. Eventually Joe gets a lead in Frigate, Oklahoma. A couple, the woman matching Cora's description, has been seen occasionally coming into town. Joe drives
Paperback, 324 pages
Published April 24th 2016 by Stark House Press
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Apr 22, 2010 Ed rated it really liked it
Enjoyable collection of short novels reprinted by the good folks at Stark House. None of the original publishers were Gold Medal, but each tale has its high points and share of noirish grit.

TO FIND CORA, the first novella, is set in the Florida outback. Greed, violence, and madness are mixed together. I'd say if you like Gil Brewer and maybe Charles Williams, this read will be satisfying.

LIKE MINK LIKE MURDER, the second novella, sticks to a formula: ex-con trying to go straight, good girl he
Jan 03, 2010 Andy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Argosy Magazine fans
Shelves: pulp-fiction
Originally titled “Cora Is A Nympho”, the first novel in this collection takes a lovesick loser in search of the greedy wife who left him and plants him in a swampy hideout inhabited by a floozy who resembles his Cora held captive by a freaky criminal who could be his doppelganger.

"Like Mink Like Murder" is an ex-con trying to go straight as a small-town milkman who gets pressured on one side into re-joining the outfit by his gangsta ex-boss and on the other side by the cop that arrested him. E
Jan 09, 2010 Jeff rated it liked it
This is Harry Whittington hack pulp writer at work. Though these seem to be quickly-written novels, they are engaging and have enough in the way of interesting plot devices to satisfy avid readers of the genre.

The third novel in the volume probably has the most interesting plot. Two men are burned in a fire--a DA and the man he's prosecuting for murder. One dies and the other is burned beyond recognition. No one knows which of the two survived. To complicate matters, when the surviving man regai
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