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Wild Wives by Charles Willeford
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really liked it
bookshelves: crime-noir, novels, charleswilleford
Read 3 times. Last read December 29, 2018.

This is a fast-paced archetypal noir. Reads more like a treatment for screenplay and I'm surprised this one was never made into a movie, because it has all the classic 1950s noir elements. The opening scene, though, with the girl with the water pistol and her schoolgirl skirt flipped up as she's bent over the private eye's desk asking him to spank her, well, that is surely unique to the noir canon!
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Reading Progress

December 29, 2014 – Started Reading
December 29, 2014 – Shelved
December 29, 2014 – Shelved as: crime-noir
December 29, 2014 – Shelved as: novels
Finished Reading
September 18, 2016 – Shelved as: charleswilleford
Started Reading
December 26, 2017 – Finished Reading
Started Reading
December 29, 2018 – Finished Reading

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