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Certain plot points are wrapped up or discarded with superficial ease, but it’s difficult perchron to see this as part and parcel of the narrator’s own curious glibness, disinterest, and detachment from his former life. Graduating from Cincinnati’s elite public high school Walnut Hills, he studied engineering briefly at the University of Cincinnati, but an unfortunate series of calamities—beginning in his teens with his father’s fatal heart attack and ending with his mother’s institutionalization for paranoid schizophrenia—wiped out both his family mkrtal his fortune and deprived him of a college education.

Those six foot high, pound horses.

And in the midst of the bar emerges an actual dwarf who introduces himself as an American Leprechaun. Fabulous s Utterly, utterly brilliant. It’s hard to believe this was written in the ’40s – it seemed to me to be at least 20 years ahead of its time in both style and content. Takes place in early s. I suppose the plot is convoluted and the repeated bouts of amnesia may percgeron to be a little unbelievable, but I was so caught up in the action that I willingly suspended disbelief.

May 15, Jeffrey Keeten rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 05, Frank rated it liked it. But there are also chunks that I don’t think date well, like the hokey ending. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I enjoyed this book, but I think it shows its age. If you like mysteries—particular the ones which have the bizarre, hallucinatory qualities of a good 40’s film noiryou should give The Deadly Percheron a try.


Un autore sottovalutato per decenni, che aveva detto: Books by John Franklin Bardin. Bardin was born in to an affluent family. This was apparently Bardin’s first novel and it has some typical first book issues a dragging mid-section, awkward transitions, occasional info-dumping, and difficulty tying up loose ends but it also establishes what would appear to be the writer’s primary and very personal interest in identity and personality and the ways we negotiate and integrate our multiple social selves in the world when either our outside surroundings or our inner resources break down.

Bardin writes a nicely psychological story that really throws the reader for a loop early on and guaranteed that I stuck around for the end; I loved how such a ridiculous setup was made to seem chilling and even riveting, and I actually think the way it was resolved was inventive and mmortal.

When the Leprechaun instructs Jacob Blunt to deliver a Percheron horse to Francis Raye, an actress, as a mrotal, Matthews suggests that Blunt get clear of the whole mess, but Blunt is an earnest, young man who insists on fulfilling his obligations.

This is an incredible novel and one I wouldn’t have heard of but for the Pocket Essentials book on Noir Fiction. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The Deadly Percheron by John Franklin Bardin

But it’s a game the reader must play with himself, for Rl does nothing to encourage it. And he’s got one ready for Jacob to deliver right now, to Broadway actress Frances Raye, star of the musical Nevada! Matthews leaves the bar and takes a train home.

Un cattivo libro rinforza l’atte Incubi della mente o omicidi reali? For most of perchsron novel I was unsure as to whether George Matthews or John Brown was an entirely reliable narrator, but that was fully resolved in the end. About John Franklin Bardin. He never became very popular until a British audience rediscovered him in the s. To his horror, they inform him Dr. Oct 15, Dustin Reade rated it it was amazing.


The Deadly Percheron

I completely devoured this book and now I want to find more by the same author. I really really hated this one! He goes there and a woman is killed. Per essere diplomatica ed un po’ umile dico che forse questo non era il momento giusto, ma se devo essere sincera dico “che noia questo libro! After Matthews meets the “leprechaun”the second time, he begins to unravel the mystery of what happened to him in the intervening months between his blow to the head and waking up in the mental hospital.

He worked many odd jobs—everything from bench worker at a valve foundry to bouncer at a roller rink—but perhaps benefited mortao from being a clerk at a bookstore, where he read and educated himself.

What exactly happened to him between the time he felt that sharp blow and woke up in the mental hospital? Definitely odd, with bizarre circumstances and characters, written in a omrtal tone familiar to anyone who has seen old films — the problem is with all of the unnecessary details meant to keep the reader from discovering who the murderer is.

Dl you like noir, I highly recommend it, especially if you’re interested in the history of it and how its elements came to be; Bardin is an important part of the psychological side of the noir equation, and this book seems to be a fine example of his style