Deliver Me from Dallas!

Charles Ray Willeford, Author
Charles Ray Willeford, Author Dennis McMillan Publications $30 (192p) ISBN 978-0-939767-38-0
Reviewed on: 07/01/2001
Release date: 07/01/2001
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Although an earlier version was first published as Whip Hand by W. Franklin Sanders in 1961, the publisher declares this to be the original Deliver Me from Dallas!, for which the late Charles Willeford (Shark-Infested Custard, the Hoke Moseley series, etc.) deserves full credit. (Confused? All is explained in Jesse Sublett's introduction.) Ex-cop Bill Brown flees L.A. for Dallas, where he runs into all manner of trouble, including some murderous hillbilly kidnappers and a woman who wields a mean bullwhip. This hardboiled yarn is remarkably well constructed and should find an enthusiastic audience among aficionados of Jim Thompson and the like.
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