The Deadly Percheron

The Deadly Percheron

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"The opening chapter defies description. Imagine one of those 1930s screwball comedies with the crazy situations, but substitute malevolence for humor."--Karl Edward Wagner
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"Doctor, I'm losing my mind." So begins John Franklin Bardin's unconventional crime thriller in which a psychiatrist attempts to help his patient lead to a dead-end world of amnesia and social outcasts. The Deadly Percheron is a murder mystery, poignant love story, and an unsettling and hallucinatory voyage into memory, madness, and despair.
Publisher: Lakewood, Colo. : Millipede Press, 2006, c1946
ISBN: 9781933618104
1933618108
9781933618111
1933618116
Branch Call Number: FICTION BARDIN
Characteristics: 223 p. ; 22 cm

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A psychological corkscrew full of originality and madness, this novel published in 1946 was sold as crime fiction but descends into a blurred carnival of twisted noir. An inventive mind hurricane, for those noir lovers who don’t like everything wrapped up in a tidy bow.


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