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Mark is lakra repelled by Laura’s obvious lies. Only after the film’s release did Johnny Mercer write the lyrics to the song, which quickly became a jazz standard.

Caspary moved to London toward the end of the war to be with her lover, exiled Austrian film producer Isidor llaura Goldsmith. The hero, but not the interpreter. Laura herself eats abstemiously—a single poached egg for breakfast is the only meal we actually see her consume. It oaura just as glamorous and entertaining as the iconic film. Kurt Klein rated it liked it Apr 09, No man could resist her charms—not even the hardboiled NYPD detective sent to find out who turned her into a faceless corpse.

The literature of murder investigation bores me as profoundly as its practice irritated McPherson. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

I am sure that was frustrating. The New York Times review of the film Laura From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I don’t usually put too many details of the actual story in my reviews because I wouldn’t know where to stop and I’d end up re-telling the entire story.

Laura as seen through the eyes and descriptions of these three men.

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Sisters in Crime, the advocacy organization she founded inhas caspry a new generation of crime writers and fighters to thrive. It’s from and it still has its dust jacket! And when I realised that Clifton Webb played the part in the film, I immediately knew, here was clever characterisation. It takes a master’s touch to makes us see the real people and the real problems behind this avalanche of gossip and glossy publicity shots, and here I think is the one reason why the present novel will remain relevant for a few decades more.


A twist that has been copies many times.

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I am given to thinking of myself in the third person. The twist was something of a cliche and the ending was predictable. A very interesting book! Reptillian Kujawa rated it liked it Dec 28, And then one night while sitting in her old apartment musing the case, a woman in rain soaked clothes enters. Justin rated it really liked it Nov 22, I was one who saw the film before I read the book, and I’m never sure how that influences my reading. Men rarely do anything without expecting something in return.

Her painted portrait, which exercises such great fascination over McPherson that he purchases it, is of a woman in control. Caspary seems to be writing a book that’s dressed like noir but plays like save-the-princess wish fulfillment. Those who come after us may find it easier to assert independence, but will miss the grand adventure of having been born a woman in this century of change. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Each represents a different personality in his approach to women in general — from conventional to manic. I have always wanted to know what that symbolizes. I watched the movie first and felt that the twist was not only handled well, but was so deliciously shocking. I know that may be heresy to even suggest that a film may be equal to the novel, but there it is.

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Laura is made up of five parts, four parts are first person narrative and one part is Another slow start to a book and this time it was because I had made assumptions wrong as it turned out about the author Vera Caspary. Waldo, the pompous columnist. It is unforgettable when McPherson, played by Dana Andrews, falls in love with Laura while gazing at her portrait. After Igee’s death inCaspary returned permanently to New York, where she wrote a further eight titles.

Mar 20, Douglas rated it it was ok. Cory marked it as to-read Aug 22, A woman is murdered in her apartment, leaving behind a detective to pick up the pieces She states that she thought he had feelings that she admired in his column, but it is now obvious he does not.

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The latter is a word used by McPherson vra he is ridiculed for that by another important character: For all his rough edges, he was the man I should have been, the hero of the story. And then the real Laura walks in the door.

The book in novel form is still available, however, and despite the passage of time, it is as fresh today as it was in the s. It’s a very atmospheric novel, set in New York City, that practically reads in black luara white.