Dorothy B. Hughes
About the Author
DOROTHY B. HUGHES (August 10, 1904 – May 6, 1993) was an American crime writer and literary critic. Hughes wrote fourteen crime and detective novels, primarily in the hardboiled and noir styles, and is best known for the novels In a Lonely Place (1947) and Ride the Pink Horse (1946). From 1940 to 1979 she reviewed mysteries for the Albuquerque Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Herald-Tribune and other newspapers. She wrote The Blackbirder in 1943.