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The Gardenia and Out of the Blue

Vera Caspary

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Crime & mystery

'Vera Caspary is an expert at suspense and suspicion' New York Times

Published for the first time in print.

Agnes receives few compliments, and Henry Preble is not so bad-looking even if he does have a reputation for cornering girls at work. In the eyes of the world, knowing that you're on the shelf at twenty-four can do strange things to a girl. So strange that you might wake up one morning with almost no recollection of the previous night's events . . . Published for the first time in the UK, The Gardenia, the basis for Fritz Lang's 1953 classic Hollywood noir film The Blue Gardenia, is a gripping story of suspense and a brilliant expose of the press sensationalism of 1950s America.

This volume also contains Out of the Blue, which was made into a comedy film in 1947 starring George Brent and Carole Landis.

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