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The Expendable Man

Service95 Recommends The Expendable Man by Dorothy B Hughes

The Expendable Man

Dorothy B Hughes 

Service95 Recommends The Expendable Man by Dorothy B Hughes. An underrated noir marvel, Hugh Denismore, a well-off young physician grappling with discomfort and hesitation as he encounters a hitchhiker, finds himself as the primary suspect when she is found lifeless in Arizona. Discover The Expendable Man and other suggestions with Service95 Recommends today! 

What We Say: Ahead of her time and sharp in style, Hughes was a master of noir. The Expendable Man is a testament to her as a classic American writer. Hugh Denismore, a privileged young doctor, becomes mysteriously nervous after picking up a hitchhiker on his way to his sister's wedding. 

What They Say: “Hughes didn’t just pre-date Jim Thompson, she also pre-dated Patricia Highsmith, Ruth Rendell, and other so-called Masters of Psychological Suspense or Noir. And her writing style stands up to the test of time” – Sarah Weinman 

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