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The night of the hunter

Author: Davis Grubb
Publisher: New York : Kensington Pub. Corp., 1992, ©1953.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Inspired by serial killer Harry Powers, "The Bluebeard of Quiet Dell," who was hung in 1932 for his murders of two widows and three children. This best-selling novel, first published in 1953 to wide acclaim by author Grubb, (who like Powers lived in Clarksburg, West Virginia), served as the basis for Charles Laughton's noir classic . Renamed "Harry Powell," the lead character in this book, with LOVE and HATE  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Davis Grubb
ISBN: 0821736116 9780821736111
OCLC Number: 25105296
Notes: "First Zebra Books printing: January, 1992."
Description: 238 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Davis Grubb.

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"Inspired by serial killer Harry Powers, "The Bluebeard of Quiet Dell," who was hung in 1932 for his murders of two widows and three children. This best-selling novel, first published in 1953 to wide acclaim by author Grubb, (who like Powers lived in Clarksburg, West Virginia), served as the basis for Charles Laughton's noir classic . Renamed "Harry Powell," the lead character in this book, with LOVE and HATE tattooed on his fingers, is remembered as one of the creepiest men in book and cinema history." --

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