DREAD JOURNEY. Dorothy B. Hughes.


New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, [1945]. Octavo, original light brown cloth, spine stamped in yellow. First edition. Psychological thriller involving a young starlet and a Hollywood big shot on a train journey from Chicago to Los Angeles. "The fixed, perfected formula of hide and seek tuned to high pitch, as murder, recognized and defended against, stalks the cast-bound Chief. A film star must die so that her director may groom a new star, and the four who knew his intent are eventually powerless to stop him. Reprieves and the commonplace travelers accent the restrained violence and lethal attempts, but tension cracks when the criminal is forced to pay for his crimes. Grade A." - Kirkus Review, 1945. Hubin, p. 421. Some rubs to cloth, a very good copy in a good to very good dust jacket with edge rubbing, mild wear to corner tips, loss at upper spine panel affecting the "D" of the title lettering and reaching around to the upper left front corner, small chip at base of spine panel with a closed 21 mm tear at the lower left front panel. (24652). Item #24652

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