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Devil in Dungarees

it was amazing 5.0  ·  Rating details ·  2 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
141 pages
Published 1960 by Crest Books
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Jeff
What a great book. This was actually a GoodReads discovery via my friend David. That's the great thing about a site such as this. You can see what others with similar tastes have rated highly.

This one has all the essential elements for what I consider a perfect hardboiled crime novel. It's time to trot out the list. Because this book has got it all.

1. A crime (can precede the timeline of the narrative)
2. Tough wise-cracking dialogue
3. An unsympathetic protagonist (with whom you none-the-less i
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David
Nov 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Beyond its regrettably dated title, Devil in Dungarees is an excellent little PBO. In particular, I was pleasantly surprised by its wandering third-person point of view. The novel begins with its focus on Walt Bonner, a good cop gone bad who is helping a gang of thieves to rob a bank. Having read more than a few books like this, I thought I could see the formula that was coming: Marvin H. Albert would soon show me the cruel events that had led Bonner to this desperate moment, and the narrative w ...more
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Also wrote under the names Mike Barone, Albert Conroy, Ian MacAlister, Nick Quarry, Anthony Rome, Al Conroy, Marvin Albert

"Marvin H. Albert, the author of more than 100 westerns, mysteries, spy novels and works of history, died on March 24 in Menton, in the south of France. He was 73 and lived in Mont Segur-sur-Lauzon.

The cause was a heart attack, said his daughter, Jan.

Mr. Albert was born in Phil
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