By Chuck Logan

Book Details:

ISBN: 0061031569
EAN: 9780061031564
ASIN: 0061031569
Publisher: HarperTorch
Publication Date: 2003-02-25
Number of Pages: 464
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

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In the icy jaws of an early iciness, 3 big-city pros joined Phil dealer on a canoe journey throughout Minnesota's remotest lake. Nature's unforeseen fury battered and approximately killed them.

But it used to be guy who left certainly one of them worse than useless . . .

Haunted ex-cop Phil dealer owes Hank Sommer his existence -- and now the rich author is in a coma, due to a "freak" mishap on a sanatorium working desk. dealer is aware from demanding adventure that injuries will not be consistently what they look like. He suspects foul play, and he's now not approximately to permit Sommer fade out of this international so simply. however the path to solutions is twisted and lethal, winding round the comatose man's attractive spouse -- a former unique dancer -- and the hoop of harmful males nonetheless surrounding her. And Broker's decided look for justice and fact is taking him to a gloomy and terrifying position the place he'll be pressured to struggle for his very survival at the coldest evening in Minnesota's heritage . . .

GoodReads writer Information:

Author Name: Chuck Logan

Author Description: Chuck Logan is an writer of crime drama and veteran of the Vietnam struggle, who lives along with his spouse and daughter in Stillwater, Minnesota.

He is better identified for his sequence of novels that includes the nature Phil dealer, an ex-Minnesota police officer. Logan's novels comprise Hunter's Moon, Absolute 0, Vapor path, Homefront, and After the Rain. Homefront is now a tremendous movie starring James Franco and Jason Stratham.

Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/182351

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Twentieth Century Fox immediately purchased the film rights, and filming began in August 1941, starring Victor Mature as a promoter accused of murdering his protégée. This early noir film starred Betty Grable in her first nonmusical role as the sister of the murdered woman. ” This was an oblique reference by Fisher to the tormented novelist Cornell Woolrich, who was an acquaintance at the time. 30 The Hard-Boiled Influence Although Fisher began writing scripts in 1938, beginning with low-budget films for Universal, his status in Hollywood improved markedly after the success of I Wake Up Screaming, even though he did not contribute to the film adaptation.

After five Crane novels, Latimer became tired of the character and replaced the light tone of this series with a more somber, hard-edged style. However, when Latimer completed Solomon’s Vineyard he could not find an American publisher for the book, although it was released in Britain in 1941. A censored version eventually appeared in the United States by Mystery Book Magazine, where the editor changed the title to The Fifth Grave. A complete version did not appear in the United States until a small publisher, Blackmask, published it in 2004.

Consequently, John Huston’s The Maltese Falcon and Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt (1943) did not immediately initiate a cycle of similar films in the early 1940s because the Office of War Information rejected such films as suitable entertainment. These films did not, Krutnik maintains, endorse the “general wartime ideology of commitment and community” (p. 36). While there is some truth in this argument, there were also notable film noirs released prior to Double Indemnity. Paramount, for example, produced two noir films in 1942: This Gun for Hire, based on Graham Greene’s novel, in May and The Street of Chance, an excellent adaptation of Cornell Woolrich’s The Black Curtain, in November.

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