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A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion by Ron Hansen.. What a treat to read another great novel from Hansen’s increasingly sure hand. This one –– deriving rom the actual case behind THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE and other noir classics –– simmers.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"One of the best things about “A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion” is its liberation from noir clichés; another is its seamless execution. The fiction works so well that the factual material is hard to find.."

The New York Times

"A Jazz Age tale of lust and murder that's smart, fast-paced—and as racy as the title implies.."

Author bio: Ron Hansen is the bestselling author of the novel Atticus (a finalist for the National Book Award), Hitler's Niece, Mariette in Ecstasy, Desperadoes, and Isn't It Romantic?, as well as a collection of short stories, a collection of essays, and a book for children. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Ron Hansen lives in northern California, where he teaches at Santa Clara University. More information can be found here:

Book Details: Thriller; (272 pp. Lascivious: Kindle/Print editions)

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