A Bullet for Cinderella by John D. MacDonald

By John D. MacDonald

Her veneer used to be great urban, yet one glance and also you knew that Toni Rassell's instincts have been directly out of the river shack she got here from. I watched her as she toyed with the guy, giggling, her tumbled hair like uncooked blue-black silk, her brown shoulders naked. Eyes deep-set, a lady with a gypsy glance. So this was once the lady I had risked my lifestyles to discover. She used to be demanding to discover, demanding to get, demanding to kill.

Published April twelfth 1955 by means of DELL, moment printing in 1960 re-titled On the Make

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"Depending on one's opinion of A Bullet for Cinderella it used to be both John D MacDonald's go back to shape or a run for defense. maybe it was once either. released in the summertime of 1955, the unconventional used to be MacDonald's fourteenth, his 10th paperback unique and his moment Dell First version. It at the heels of his moment test at a mainstream paintings (Contrary excitement) and it reads just like the paintings of a guy leaping again into the palms of a jilted lover. It's pulpy, violent, horny, suspenseful or even rueful, a go back to some of the forms of characters and events that stuffed the author's early brief fiction. There's even a buried treasure and a primary individual narrator, the 1st for the reason that useless Low Tide in 1953 ...

Of path, one of many advantages of now not interpreting MacDonald's novels so as is that you should choose up a ebook like A Bullet for Cinderella and flat out benefit from the hell out of it. Taken for what it truly is there's totally not anything improper with it. the unconventional is carefully pleasant and a short pleasure to learn. someone searching for a pretty consultant instance of a 1950's hardboiled paperback secret desire glance no further."
- Steve Scott, The capture of strong Gold

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The ‘companionate’ marriage, a venture based on affection, sexual compatibility and partnership, was the new model to which couples aspired.  Cox’s 1935 health manual Youth, Sex, and Life stresses an ideal still based on separate spheres but also on mutual respect and shared interests: As far as possible, both should arrange the work so that they have leisure and energy for companionship and for mutual enjoyment of the pleasures of the home and for interests outside the home. 46 This model suggests that an active partnership, both within the home and outside it, was now considered essential to the happiness of a marriage.

The ‘companionate’ marriage, a venture based on affection, sexual compatibility and partnership, was the new model to which couples aspired.  Cox’s 1935 health manual Youth, Sex, and Life stresses an ideal still based on separate spheres but also on mutual respect and shared interests: As far as possible, both should arrange the work so that they have leisure and energy for companionship and for mutual enjoyment of the pleasures of the home and for interests outside the home. 46 This model suggests that an active partnership, both within the home and outside it, was now considered essential to the happiness of a marriage.

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