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That year she published her magnum opus Thicker than Water, a page autobiographical saga chronicling the trials and tribulations, conundrums and prejudices of a Sephardic Jewish family living in Chicago in the early twentieth century. But that does not detract from how wonderful the story is in novel vers. Opposite Waldo Lydecker is a practical, pragmatic man who makes a job out of finding other people secrets.

I can’t pronounce it. It doesn’t help that it’s overshadowed by the film version, which no doubt manages the twist more effectively and surely does away with some of the narrative-babble confusion. And watched it over and over and over due to an uncontrollable crush on Dana Andrews. Nothing much seems to have changed in the capary since Vera Caspary published her novel – tabloids and TV’s are still filled with gory murders and unfounded speculations, offered to us as newsworthy.

I wanted to read the post but I still want caspzry wait until I read the book. Laura Hunt had the face of an angel, the kind that makes men weak at the knees and turn them into ad-hoc poets. Pleasant who-dunnit about a NYPD detective who, on probing the murder of a young woman, falls in love with her.

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In the book, the portrait is much less prominent and suggests Laura’s caspry individualism.

Many contemporary crime writers add meals to their novels for background or filler, but the meals in Laura serve a deliberate narrative purpose. Laura Hunt, true, is smart, independent, beautiful and desirable; she has discarded the effete ,aura Lydecker to marry Shelby Carpenter; the body of Shelby’s lover is found in her apartment, wearing her clothes; and, when questioned, she answers evasively.

The attempts at romance — specifically but not solely of McPherson falling so easily for the image of this woman — feel rather over-heated and less convincing, and Caspary perhaps tries to push that angle a bit too hard, but the resolution is satisfying enough.

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Tierney and Andrews ooze veda and the chemistry is evident. Although released duringthis black and white movie should not be considered film noir. We get glimpses of her from a few different perspectives and it is interesting to try and figure out what is false and what is real. He was supposed to have dinner with Laura, but she never showed.

Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or vear the paura of the reviewers. The novel, in its own right is a taught, exceptionaly, well-written, psycho-thriller.

What sets it apart is that Laura is no helpless virgin: Without details that would constitute a spoiler alert, there are reasons to suspect the disappointed Waldo Lydecker.


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Laura by Vera Caspary. Her writing talent shone from a young age and, following the death of her father, her work became the primary source of income for Caspary and her mother. The absurdity of some of the plot devices and police procedures only strengthen this view of the story as essentially a sociological mystery, as it were. I didn’t think alura killer was completely obvious, and the doubts and revelations were very much a draw until the end. Tante Lori marked it as to-read Dec 29, Told from the viewpoints of multiple narrators, the subject is ostensibly the brutal murder of Laura Hunt, a highly successful advertising executive loved and respected by all; but what the dour, reluctant NYPD Detective Mark McPherson ends up investigating is Laura’s life.

One thing that Mark McPherson and Waldo Lydecker can agree on is that he is not the man either one of them would choose for Laura. I was sick, I was desperate, I was afraid. Otto Preminger” DVD review. Lydecker likes o pontificate on a number of subjects his own magnificence, culture, food, manners, etcbut relevant to the story might be his opinion acspary crime literature: So, for example, when Lydecker suggests an after-dinner Courvoisier, McPherson responds: Laura achieved an international readership and has been translated into German, Italian, Japanese and Dutch.

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