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I'll Call Every Monday

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
A lurid detective tale involving a knock-out, drop-dead gorgeous blonde.
Paperback, 554
Published 1954 by Avon Books (NY) (first published 1953)
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Jun 19, 2016 Edwin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pulp-noir
Well plotted and perfectly paced, this is a very entertaining and enjoyable novel. Some old insurance slang threw me at first. Debits seem to be the the money that the insurance agent collects from the policy holders - in person, no less. This book is a fine example of the best of the 1950s paperback originals from that era. Recommended.
“She had the insurance policy in one hand, her bra and panties in the other.” Ah yes, game on. This is another of Hitt’s noir classics that deserves to be rescued from dusty garage sale boxes, and thanks to inexpensive ebooks it just might survive. The engaging voice of the first-person narrator keeps this one entertaining even as you hear echoes of Double Indemnity in the insurance guy and femme fatale out to collect on a fraudulent insurance policy theme. That’s really the only similarity, how ...more
Jan 23, 2012 Susanne rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this as a thoroughly fun read. While the premise may be familiar to those who've seen Double Indemnity, this book takes that idea and goes a different way with it, with different character types - including a womanizing anti-hero who is having sex with two women while flirting with a third.

This tale has a sequel Ladies Man by Orrie Hitt but now I'm not sure I want to read it since
1) I liked this ending, and
2) the sequel is in 3rd person and part of what makes this book is the fact that we're inside our ant
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Orrie Edwin Hitt was born in Colchester (now Roscoe), NY, on 10/27/16, died from cancer in a VA hospital in Montrose, NY on 12/7/75. He married Charlotte Tucker in Pt Jervis, NY (a small town upstate where he became a lifelong resident), on Valentine’s Day, '43. Orrie & Charlotte had 4 kids—Joyce, Margaret, David & Nancy. He was under 5’5″, taking a 27' inseam, which his wife altered becau ...more
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