|Laura (1943) [Novel]|
by Vera Caspary
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Laura Hunt was the ideal modern woman: beautiful, elegant, highly ambitious, and utterly mysterious. No man could resist her charms--not even the hardboiled NYPD detective sent to find out who turned her into a faceless corpse. As this tough cop probes the mystery of Laura's death, he becomes obsessed with her strange power. Soon he realizes he's been seduced by a dead woman--or has he?
Laura won lasting renown as an Academy Award-nominated 1944 film, the greatest noir romance of all time. Vera Caspary's equally haunting novel is remarkable for its stylish, hardboiled writing, its electrifying plot twists, and its darkly complex characters--including a woman who stands as the ultimate femme fatale.
Original title: Laura
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Noir
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Lethal Ladies (2004) [Paired Work]
Authors: Vera Caspary
, Ethel Lina White