The John Franklin Bardin Omnibus

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Penguin Books, 1976 - Fiction - 602 pages
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Brings together three crime novels written between 1946 and 1948 that originated from nightmare experiences and are noted for their hallucinatory intensity of feeling and treatment of morbid psychology

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User Review  - Tom Lichtenberg - Goodreads

Bardin (as well as John Fante) was like a bridge between Dashiell Hammett and Philip K. Dick, between Raymond Chandler and David Lynch. He's hard-boiled, yet psychedelic, traditional yet wildly futuristic. The three novels contained in this volume are all pretty stunning. Read full review

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