Dial "M" for Man

Dial M for Man Illustrator Brule Bob Sampson was a local business man who walked in on trouble every time a lonely wife like Doris Condon phoned for help The beautiful Mrs Condon s husband left her cold and she want

  • Title: Dial "M" for Man
  • Author: Orrie Hitt
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Paperback
  • Illustrator Brule Bob Sampson was a local business man who walked in on trouble every time a lonely wife like Doris Condon phoned for help The beautiful Mrs Condon s husband left her cold and she wanted a man around the house day and night

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    1. Orrie Hitt was a prolific writer of pulp fiction in the 1950s and '60s, and this novel first appeared in 1962. The protagonist, Hob Sampson, is in his middle twenties and owns a small television shop. He repairs and sells TVs and dreams of the day when he might own his own cable TV company. He figures that customers would leap at the chance to have a better picture and more channels, so much so that they might be willing to pay $3.00 or even $4.00 a month for the service. This would provide him [...]

    2. The 2nd in the Stark House Press two-fer by Orrie Hitt. I'd forgotten to mention in my review of The Cheaters that Stark House has included two very fascinating essays about Orrie Hitt, the writer and his career. He wrote approximately 150 books in a decade and a half for various paperback publishers, some of whom were of questionable ethics, considering they would publish the same book under different titles. Anyway, Dial "M" for Man follows the same plot as The Cheaters, only this time our chu [...]

    3. A TV repairman is lured into the world of adultery and false promises by a heavenly blonde with a perfect shape and healthy bedroom appetite. Hob Sampson, is trying to make ends meet when he’s shunned by the bank when asking for a loan to further his business. Slowly, the reasons unravel with his father’s past the reason for his financial difficulties. If ever Hob needed to settle a score, this was it. The blonde just happens to be the bankers wife and the set-up too convenient to ignore. DI [...]

    4. I liked 'The Cheaters' better but they are fairly similar plots, both involving a beautiful blonde, femme fatale who tries to convince a young, good looking, dumb guy to knock of a slob rich husband for money.

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