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The Cheaters by Orrie Hitt
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bookshelves: crime-noir, orriehitt, novels, vintage-sleaze

The Sleaze-Noir label is kind of funny, but I like it, and this is a fun sleazy read about a guy who buys a bar to get rich running a string of hookers and also to get his hands on the 40DDs of the wife of the guy he bought the bar from. Enter stage right, the crooked cop seeking protection money. It gets a bit repetitive at times because nearly all of the action is centered in the bar, but this is one of Hitt's better books. It's in the first person from Clint's point of view and that seems to free Hitt's prose from the lecturing, moralizing tone that a lot of his third-person narratives have.
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Reading Progress

December 30, 2014 – Started Reading
December 30, 2014 – Shelved
December 30, 2014 – Shelved as: crime-noir
December 30, 2014 – Shelved as: orriehitt
December 30, 2014 – Shelved as: novels
January 4, 2015 –
page 50
31.65%
January 5, 2015 –
page 102
64.56%
January 6, 2015 – Finished Reading
April 28, 2016 – Shelved as: vintage-sleaze

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