by Dorothy B. Hughes
After the war, cynical veteran Dix Steele has moved to L.A., a city terrified by a strangler preying on young women. Bumping into an old friend, now a detective working on the case, Dix is thrilled by closely following the progress of the police.
And meeting his new neighbour, sultry and beautiful actress Laurel Gray, brings even more excitement into his life. But the strangler is still prowling the streets – and Laurel may be in more danger than she realises… In a Lonely Place was adapted for film in 1950, with Humphrey Bogart as Dix Steele.