In the doorway of an elegant New York apartment, blood seeps over silk negligee, over polished wood floors and plush carpet: a beautiful young woman lies dead, her face disfigured by a single gun shot. But who was Laura? What power did she hold over the very different men in her life? How does her portrait bewitch even Mark McPherson, the hard ...
In the doorway of an elegant New York apartment, blood seeps over silk negligee, over polished wood floors and plush carpet: a beautiful young woman lies dead, her face disfigured by a single gun shot. But who was Laura? What power did she hold over the very different men in her life? How does her portrait bewitch even Mark McPherson, the hard-bitten detective assigned to find her murderer? One stormy night, Mark's investigation takes an unexpected turn...
Good. No dust jacket as issued. Paperback, vintage item with general wear, edgewear, some 'chipping' at hinges, minor cover creasing overall, cover & pp dulled, browned, tanned, but--NO stains, tears, writing, in tight book. Paperback (US). Glued binding. 222 pp.
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I saw the movie, loved it . Read the book loved it,but not as much as the movie. Its a good read.
Feb 22, 2008
I enjoyed this book. However, this is one of the few times that I think the movie was better than the book. The book has the feel of a typical mystery novel. The movie had a very haunting quality to it . Beautiful,ethereal Gene Tierney was perfectly cast as Laura and of course, there is the wonderful classic theme music. That said, the book is still worth the read.
Aug 9, 2007
Although this book has very little blood and gore as do the more modern mysteries, it is a classic story on which an equally classic movie was based. Well worth the read .
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