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A TOUCH OF DEATH was published in 1954.

Lee Scarborough has kidnapped Mrs. Butler, the wife of a bank director who just stole $120,000 from the local bank. Lee suspects Mrs. Butler killed her husband and hidden the money. So does the police. Lee wants all the money and, in exchange, promises to help Mrs. Butler leave the state. But it seems that the smart Mrs. Butler is manipulating Lee. Anyway, she doesn't hesitate to kill her husband's mistress in cold blood right in front of him.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Police story    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals stealing from other criminals    -   criminals killing each other

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas Forest?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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