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Body for Sale

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  6 ratings  ·  2 reviews
paperback, 169 pages
Published 1962 by Pocket Book
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Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pulp-noir
Resourceful and cunning ex-cop Tom Cavanagh blackmails his adulterous boss into giving him a sales director job which starts the ball rolling in this terrific rollercoaster of a noir. Not much more that I can say about the plot without spoiling so I'll just say that this highly plotted gem is full of surprising twists and is impossible to put down. Another forgotten noir essential that deserves to be read. Highest recommendation.
Richard Deming is one of numerous writers from the heyday of the
pulps in the forties and fifties. This is one terrific story that reads
quickly and draws you in the climax. This style of writing is very typical
of the era and quite unlike anything new on the market. This story
starts off like a typical Orrie Hitt sleaze pulp with a conniving
womanizer manipulating his way up the corporate ladder. The story
then moves on to a Postman Rings Twice type of tale. Deming does not
try to be either
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Richard Deming (1915-1983) was a solid and reliable pro whose crime-writing career extended from late 1940s pulps to early 1980s digests. He also wrote several volumes of popular non-fiction late in his life.

He is most likely to be remembered as one of the most prolific contributors to Manhunt and the early days of Alfred Hitchcocks Mystery Magazine and as a paperback original writer, sometimes of

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