Nobody but Dorothy Hughes can cast suspense into such an uncanny spell, and she’s never done it better.
Dorothy B. Hughes (1904-1993) was an American crime writer and literary critic. She wrote fourteen crime and detective novels and is largely considered to be the finest female noir writer in the world.
In Ride the Pink Horse, three men get deeply mixed up in a single mess during Fiesta. Sailor has been paid to keep a dark secret for his former boss, Senator Willis Douglass, but a hungry cop is hot on the trail. As the holiday rages on, these men toy with truth, money, revenge, and death.