Monday, June 27, 2011

Pierce’s Pick: A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion by Ron Hansen

J. Kingston Pierce goes back to the classics for this week’s Pierce’s Pick of crime fiction.

Ron Hansen’s A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion gets the nod this time out. “This enthralling fictionalization of a real-life 1927 murder case features Ruth Synder, a perfidious wife who begins an affair with traveling corset salesman Judd Gray -- and then encourages him to kill her older husband,” writes Pierce. “Author James M. Cain drew from the same scandalous tale to write The Postman Always Rings Twice.”

You can see previous Pierce’s Picks here. You can hear more from Pierce at The Rap Sheet.



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