Friday, December 28, 2012

A Taste for Sin, by Gil Brewer

(pb; 1961)

From the inside cover:

"Jim Phalen is obsessed with Felice.  He can't get enough of her wild ways, her wicked charms.  She is hot like no other woman he has ever met before.  They're quite a pair.  Unfortunately, Felice is married to bank manager George Anderson.  But Felice has a plan - to kill her husband one night while he works at the bank and steal all the money. 

"Jim thinks the idea is crazy.  But the more he figures it, the more he thinks that it just might work.  He knows he has to have Felice.  Just the thought of her drives him nuts.  But can he create the perfect plan to possess her, and steal the money, too?  It's crazy alright - but it just might work."


A Taste for Sin is an entertaining, dark-humored work  that plot pretzels perversity, multifaceted lusts and murder in this Brewer-distinctive, short-&-sharp novel about an illicit couple (Phalen and Felice) whose plans - when compared to those of other Brewer protagonists - are feasible, at least initially.

Worth owning, this. 

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