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by Joel T. Rogers,Karl Nicholason

ePub The Red Right Hand download
Author:
Joel T. Rogers,Karl Nicholason
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978-0891630470
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0891630473
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Publishers, Incorporated (September 1978)
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The Red Right Hand book The Red Right Hand - Joel Townsley Rogers With a new introduction by Martin Edwards.

The Red Right Hand book. The Red Right Hand is a hypnotic and illusory stew of key elements: constant repetition of motifs and themes, the power of Roger’s impressive vocabulary, a gripping opening sequence and gruesome murder, a pace both breathless and unstoppable. It is unrelenting, one of those books that you really ought not to put down until you’ve picked its bones clean and sucked out the marrow The Red Right Hand - Joel Townsley Rogers With a new introduction by Martin Edwards.

Joel Townsley Rogers was a prolific writer whose career spanned more than half a century, but he is remembered for a single, stunning novel, The Red Right Hand. Interviewed at the age of eighty-two, Rogers told Elliott L. Gilbert that he was appalled by the thought, but this gifted and evidently likeable man surely had a twinkle in his eye. There are countless worse fates than having as one’s memorial such a dazzling book. The Red Right Hand offers a story told in the first person, but the reader cannot help wondering whether Dr. Henry N. Riddle Jr. is a reliable narrator.

Written in 1945, The Red Right Hand is considered to be a classic of the American mystery genre. With the answer to either or both of those questions the police would have the ugly red-eyed killer stopped. Meanwhile the problem had both the police and Dr. Riddle stopped. Unique and brilliant, and not to be missed by mystery fans. There was a Little Man – Who Got Away. But how? He killed St. Erme. But what did he do with St. Erme's right hand? St. Erme had a right hand, that much is indisputable. And it must be found. Riddle stoppe. o read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

The Red Right Hand Mass Market Paperback – 1946. The book slips into several different points of view to create a compelling story that will keep you turning pages into the wee hours of the morning. by. Joel Townsley Rogers (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. A definite page turner, so don't plan to do anything but read the last 30% in one sitting-you can't walk away until it's done! Charlie Thompson's reappearance wove perfectly into what was unfolding. The revelation of who is the Red Right Hand and what he does for the Council was well done!

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Joel Townsley Rogers was born in 1896 in Sedalia, Missouri. He studied at Harvard University. His most famous novel is The Red Right Hand which was first published in 1945. The book sold fairly well and was reissued several times in paperback format. He joined the navy air corps and became one of its first few hundred flyers. Besides that book, Rogers published hundreds of short stories and three other novels which were not as successful: Once in a Red Moon (1923), Lady With the Dice (1946), and The Stopped Clock (1958, reissued as Never Leave My Bed in 1963). Joel Townsley Rogers died in Washington, .

The book has a powerful, oneiric, even hallucinatory feel to it and Rogers shows a real talent in bringing the . Trivia: a portion of THE RED RIGHT HAND takes place in Danbury where I lived for two years after I left college.

The book has a powerful, oneiric, even hallucinatory feel to it and Rogers shows a real talent in bringing the countryside to life in a bewitching and sinister fashion that is truly seductive. The narrative has a peculiar logic all its own, painting a universe in which bizarre coincidences abound and which seem to be calmly accepted – such as when it is discovered that ‘Corkscrew s distinctive hat, described nearly a dozen times in the course of the book, turns out to have been an old one of Riddle’s, who it also turns out happens.

Author:Joel Townsley Rogers. The Red Right Hand (1945). Lady With the Dice (1946). The Stopped Clock (1958). Author Index: Ro. Joel Townsley Rogers (1896–1984). 2757606Q951963Joel Townsley RogersJoel, Joel Townsley. Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1925.

The Red Right Hand is a hypnotic and illusory stew of key elements: constant repetition of motifs and themes, the power of Roger’s impressive vocabulary, a gripping opening sequence and gruesome murder, a pace both breathless and unstoppable

The Red Right Hand is a hypnotic and illusory stew of key elements: constant repetition of motifs and themes, the power of Roger’s impressive vocabulary, a gripping opening sequence and gruesome murder, a pace both breathless and unstoppable. It is unrelenting, one of those books that you really ought not to put down until you’ve picked its bones clean and sucked out the marrow. It is a unique and brilliant experience, a thrill-ride of murder and mayhem and mystery second to none.

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Dr. Harry Riddle's first problem was the whereabouts of the grotesque hitchhiker who had vanished after killing Innis St. Erme. The second was what he did with St. Erme's missing right hand. Riddle's investigation reaches into the very core of madness, but it takes one further, horrific turn when he himself becomes implicated in the serial killer's trail of murders. Soon to be a major motion picture.
  • Publication date: 1945

    There was a ten-cent store beyond the grocery; and after they had had their provisions stowed away in the car out front, they went into it. There they bought a griddle, a coffeepot, some paper cups and plates and napkins, a can opener, and some wooden spoons. And there, for a dollar and fifteen cents, they bought the red-handled kitchen bread knife, with its twelve-inch serrated blade....

    Put me down as a fan of this quirky wartime mystery, narrated in a deliberately meandering and spooky style- about a doctor driving back to New York and a couple driving up to Vermont- and the weird events at Dead Bridegroom's Lake and the Old Swamp Road:

    "... A nightmare road. I might have dreamed it, from the time that I had turned off onto it at sunset, with a splitting head. Phantasms and eyeless houses and a red-eyed rattlesnake and a crazy hat of mine; and old Adam MacComerou staring at me through the garden dusk as I appeared, as if he couldn’t believe that I was real; and then a dead man in the ditch whose last breath I had heard. And skittering surrealistic lunatics and a terrified father clutching his children as if I might eat them, and now this damned slavering dog that would tear my throat out if he could. All down the nightmare road. But the road was real. I didn’t dream it. And I knew that I was real. I’ll stick to that...."

    Has anyone pointed out Unistaire, the surrealist artist- a minor character, but key in his way, to establishing the tone of this quasi-surrealist book? And as evocative of 1945 as gas coupons and tire rationing:

    Unistaire, the refugee Basque artist who lived down the road [...] said, as we stood talking, after Stone and I had arrived down there:

    “This is definitely a surrealistic murder. It is the murder of a genius. It has symbolism. You, Lieutenant Rosenblatt and Trooper Stone, are too much the routine policemen, thinking only in terms of m*ronic killers for gain, to understand it. What you both need is to wear a leopard skin, a chiffon nightgown, and a feather duster on your tail, and dance the beautiful dance of the corkscrew and the bottle. You, Dr. Riddle, are too pragmatic and unimaginative to understand it. What you need is to believe with all your soul in phantasms which cannot possibly exist. Even you, Professor MacComerou, have discontinued sending John Flail daily for a quart of warm rich creamy yellow milk from my beautiful Jersey cow with the great liquid eyes, and it is milk alone which nourishes the psychological brain.”

    And he laughed mockingly at all of us.

    Picked by Donald Westlake as one of his ten favorite mysteries. Very glad I picked it up.

  • A strong sequel to THE KILLING KIND! We are once again alongside Michael Hendricks as he seeks vengeance for what was done to his best friend in Book 1. This time, he unexpectedly teams up with a twenty-year old computer whizz, Cameron. The book slips into several different points of view to create a compelling story that will keep you turning pages into the wee hours of the morning. A definite page turner, so don't plan to do anything but read the last 30% in one sitting--you can't walk away until it's done!

    Charlie Thompson's reappearance wove perfectly into what was unfolding. The revelation of who is the Red Right Hand and what he does for the Council was well done! This time the story was set in San Francisco, and Mr. Holm did a terrific job bringing that city to life. I felt like I was right there with Hendricks moving through the streets. I could see the horror of the attack on the Golden Gate Bridge and its aftermath vividly in my head.

    I look forward to the next book in this series!

  • This author is a master at grabbing the reader's attention on the first page and holding it through out. "Red Right Hand" is a sequel to Holm's very successful "The Killing Kind" featuring "good guy" hitman (if such a thing is at all possible) Michael Hendricks and carries the same level of action and suspense right through the final page. Although this book could serve as a stand alone work by itself, Holm does leave the door open for at least one more "assignment" for Hendricks which would make this book the second of a well written action filled trilogy. Readers familiar with the San Francisco and upstate Central New York areas will easily identify a number of locations used by the author to center the action. It's a good read written by an emerging star of the literary action genre. Another winner by Author Holm!