• Title: Puzzle for Pilgrims
  • Author: Patrick Quentin
  • ISBN: 9780380472093
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Paperback
  • Puzzle for Pilgrims Sally Hawenov um r a jej konec je obest en z hadymi Vra da Podivn se zd i to e nad smrt Sally nikdo netruchl Nikdo Jen e Peter Duluth m i jin starosti P tr po sv en Ode la a zatoulala se co se n kdy
    Sally Hawenov um r a jej konec je obest en z hadymi Vra da Podivn se zd i to, e nad smrt Sally nikdo netruchl Nikdo Jen e Peter Duluth m i jin starosti P tr po sv en Ode la a zatoulala se, co se n kdy stane i v man elstv , kter je na pohled dobr , nato kdy

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    1. “Patrick Quentin” is apparently pseudonymous, a cover-name for a pair of authors a la Ellery Queen. This novel—the second or third in the series—finds the central character (Peter Duluth) in Mexico, depressed over the decision of his wife to leave him. The book unfolds as a sort of noir, with the twisted relationships of the Duluths, the Havens, and a California detective who plays his own game. The title refers to Martin Haven’s favorite childhood game—playing at being a pilgrim, a [...]

    2. Patrick Quentin was a pseudonym for a couple of different writing teams, and their products are of widely varying quality. But this particular book is one of the best. set in Mexico after WWII, it features the series character peter Duluth, broadway producer. Psychologically acute and with a wonderful sense of place, It reminds me of the books by Matthew Head (the art critic John Canaday in his day job) and I have no higher praise than that.

    3. i love patrick quentin's mysteries, but this is a weaker entry. set in mexico in 1947, it's a good tough noir-ish thriller. Plot strains credulity, but the sense of ex-pat life then is well done. I read it under the terrible title "The Fate of the Immodest Blonde."

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