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By Joe R. Lansdale

ISBN-10: 0786702885

ISBN-13: 9780786702886

Telling the tautly plotted tale of a latest Jack the Ripper's spree in Houston, Lansdale creates a robust mix of crime, police paintings, and social commentary--all with an eye fixed for photo element. Act of affection, his first novel, is a collector's merchandise for Lansdale's outdated enthusiasts and crucial interpreting for his new ones.

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She came closer. Her mouth was still moving. Blood leaked at the Corners but still no sound. She reached out with her red streaked hand to touch Hanson. "Wha . " Hanson came awake, Rachel's hand resting on his shoulder. "Marve," she said. " Light streamed through the window, lay across his body in yellow slats. The Glory of the Hummingbird lay in his lap. Rachel, smooth as silk, the color of creamed coffee, smiled the smile. "You were having a nightmare," she said, sitting down on the arm of the chair.

If it's bothering you let me hear it. " Hanson put his arm around her waist, pulled her off the chair arm and into his lap. He ran his fingers through her hair, wondering as he often did, what a beautiful woman like Rachel saw in a gorilla like him. He took the book from her hand and dropped it on the carpet. " Smiling she did, but briefly. " she asked, pulling away. " Rachel grinned. " "Marvel" "Forget it, Rachel. It was a stupid nightmare. " Rachel looked at her watch, practically sprang out of Hanson's lap.

Upstairs Rachel would be sleeping, soft- brown and snug in the blankets. In less than a half-hour she would be up and at it. Dragging JoAnna out of bed and getting her off to school and herself off to work. Next year JoAnna had college. What a nag. Money, money, money. More money than a cop with a mortgage and too many bills could afford. But he'd manage somehow. He and Rachel always did. " He unlocked the door and slipped inside, went to the kitchen, turned on the light and went to the refrigerator.

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