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Mar­garet Mil­lar (R168) PUSHKIN VER­TIGO

IT doesn’t get more noir than this. Mar­garet Mil­lar touches the depths of de­spair cam­ou­flaged by Amer­ica’s af­flu­ent so­ci­ety.

It’s the Mid­west of the Fifties. Eric Meecham, a small-town lawyer, is hired to lift an in­suf­fer­ably ar­ro­gant rich girl from the clutches of the po­lice. That she is sus­pected of hav­ing mur­dered her lover does noth­ing to dis­pel her sense of en­ti­tle­ment.

Meecham lands a con­fes­sion from a pa­thetic loner. Caught up in lies and de­cep­tion, Meecham’s only pro­tec­tion is a lively wit and a sharp in­stinct for the truth. |

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