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Twilight Of Honor. AL DEWLEN

Twilight Of Honor.


Other works by AL DEWLEN

Publication: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc, 1961, New York

First edition. 8vo. Formerly the copy of Dallas writer and historian, Lon Tinkle and with his small, neat ownership stamp to the top edge of the front pastedown sheet and bottom edge of rear pastedown sheet. Two-tone quarter cloth and boards, titles stamped in gilt on the spine, [6], 328 [1] pp., Kirkus Reviews says: “Al Dewlen’s latest book to date certainly promises to be his biggest, as the likeliest candidate in the line-up to be identified as successor to The Anatomy of a Murder.” Twilight of Honor is a realistic courtroom drama set in the Texas Panhandle. This gritty outspoken book about murder and adultery is peopled by prostitutes and pimps and corrupt lawyers. Its chief character, Owen Paulk, is a reasonably decent lawyer struggling to find his way through the twilight area between honor and dishonor in an effort to do his best as a defense attorney for an unsavory character who has confessed to killing the hero of the town. Made into a movie by the same name in 1963, it starred Richard Chamberlain, Nick Adams, Claude Rains and featured Joey Heatherton and Linda Evans in their film debuts. A nice copy with a unique association. Fine copy in dust jacket with a light old water stain to the rear cover panel, but not affecting the book, light wear to the spine ends and corners and a tiny nick to the top edge of the front cover panel.

Inventory Number: 48693