What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > SOLVED. 50s 60s Death Sentence tale and Sequel [s]

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message 1: by David (new)

David Burke (davidgordonburke) | 2 comments This is a book and its sequel about a young man put to death in the electric chair. Probably written as early as the 50s and as late as the 70s. The following sequel tells the tale of the son left behind. This book had a distinct ´Pulp Fiction´ look to the cover. It was a favorite of my father who passed it on to me.


message 2: by Kris (last edited Nov 29, 2013 02:25PM) (new)

Kris | 34466 comments Mod
What crime was the man accused of and was he guilty?
Who was this man? Where and when did he live?
Any details about the son's story?


message 3: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 38282 comments Mod
Fiction or nonfiction?


message 4: by David (new)

David Burke (davidgordonburke) | 2 comments This is fiction. I have no memory of where the story takes place although if I had to guess I'd say New York. No memory of the crime. Could be a kid running with gangs and a murder.


message 5: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 38282 comments Mod
David, are you still looking for this book?


message 6: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 55 comments This sounds like Willard Motley's Knock On Any Door (1949) and Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1956). Main character of the first book is Nick Romano ("Live fast, die young, and leave a good-looking corpse") and the second book is about the people left behind after Nick's execution, including his young son.


message 7: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 38282 comments Mod
I agree with Kathy, moving to Solved.


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