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Dick is a Depression-era drifter bums who lands in Los Angeles in search of his son and runaway wife. When Dick commits one crime and plans another, the police arrest him for a crime he actually did not commit. Dick attempts to reconcile with his family and find his way out of LA’s seedy underworld. You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up was a bestseller when originally published in 1938 and is a noir classic.

©1938 Richard Hallas (Eric Knight), 1965 Ruth (Jere) Knight (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Troxell ruined story

I can't really judge this book fairly, because the audiobook narrator's presposterous performance obfuscated the author's intended tone. I'll have to read this book again, on paper, to get a better sense of what's going on here.