The Dead Don't Care

The Essex estate was a perfect setting too nice to clutter up with a corpse But over it brooded an air of terror that even the Florida sunshine couldn t clear away.
The Dead Don t Care The Essex estate was a perfect setting too nice to clutter up with a corpse But over it brooded an air of terror that even the Florida sunshine couldn t clear away

  • Title: The Dead Don't Care
  • Author: Jonathan Latimer
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “The Dead Don't Care”

    1. As usual, this Bill Crane mystery is filled with wisecracks and marathon booze sessions, but it is also a little more serious and just a bit darker than the previous ones, and I think the book is all the better for it. The Mayan dancer and former agent of the Cuban Secret Police Imago Paraquay is a memorable creation, and--after the shipboard shoot-out--the whole thing concludes with a satisfying solution to a "locked-room" puzzle.

    2. The 4th or 5th entry in Jonathan Latimer's alcoholic detective Bill Crane series.This is the 4th Jonathan Latimer novel I've read and it's every bit as great as the other novels.If you haven't read anything by Jonathan Latimer you're only hurting yourself.

    3. AVOID the NoExit Press reprint of THE DEAD DON'T CARE. Whoever was responsible for publishing this edition removed key scenes, edited out all references to lesbianism, and even changed Crane's sidekick O'Malley's name! I couldn't believe it! I checked the NoExit Press version of HALO FOR SATAN against the original, and there were no changes made.

    4. Overall, one of Latimer's best: a highly soused, comedic romp through Key Largo as Crane and Doc Williams team up once more to get madly drunk and only kind-of solve the mystery of a kidnapped girl and the $50,000 ransom note. This is definitely the bridge between Latimer's screwball mysteries (epitomized by The Lady in the Morgue) and the amoral and decadent existentialism of Solomon's Vineyard. Here is a highly evocative passage that captures William Crane's detachedness from the case, somethi [...]

    5. pretty good a bit similar to Murder In The Madhouse. unfortunately the murderer was all too obvious. shame.

    6. Jonathan Latimer managed to do something unusual and wonderful: he made hard-boiled mysteries that were funny. Not dry and witty like John Dickson Carr and Hammet in the Thin Man series, but rather bawdy and loopy and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny. "Murder In The Madhouse," "Solomon's Vineyard," and "The Dead Don't Care" are three of his best.Latimer's characters occasionally refer to booze as "panther spit." If you think that's funny, you'll probably like Latimer.

    7. Jonathan Latimer is a cut below Hammett, but one of the greatest of the hard-boiled writers of the 1930s. His detectives would always rather drink and chase women than work, which always seemed a bit more realistic to me than Chandler's Marlowe with his solitary habits. Headed for a Hearse is better than Latimer's supposed classic, Solomon's Vineyard, and rivals Paul Cain's A Fast One for sheer punch.

    8. Terrible. Too much alcohol and pretentious descriptions. The characters are utterly unbelievable and the plot gothic. If you like Block's Scudder or Lowry's Volcano you'd like this.For myself, it'll be a long while before I'll try Latimer again.

    9. Cette première expérience avec Jonathan Latimar n'était pas vraiment au top. Il n'y a rien d'exceptionnel dans l'histoire.

    10. This book is so without the grit and awesomeness of The Fifth Grave, that I started to wonder if The Fifth Grave wasn't as gritty and awesome as I thought.

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