Sunday, August 1, 2010
The Brass Cupcake (1950)
The first published novel by John D. MacDonald. It doesn't read like him at all, much too corny and hardboiled, like an approximation of a James M. Cain novel, but ... it's still a great read, and the story, about an insurance investigator in a very corrupt Florida town, is a doozy. The plot twists are fast and furious, and there's a lot of pulpy action.