Gunshots in Another Room: The Forgotten Life of Dan J. Marlowe

Gunshots in Another Room: The Forgotten Life of Dan J. Marlowe

by Charles Kelly

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Does life imitate art? Dan J. Marlowe (1914-1986), a creator of callous criminal characters, was one of the finest paperback suspense novelists of the 1960s and 1970s. In fact, horror mega-author Stephen King dedicated a book to him. Marlowe’s life was like his fiction: full of dark drama and strange twists. In the early 1960s, Marlowe befriended bank robber, Al Nussbaum, who partnered with murderous sociopath Bobby “One-Eye” Wilcoxson. Gunshots in Another Room: The Forgotten Life of Dan J. Marlowe interweaves the stories of Nussbaum, who became a mystery-story writer, Wilcoxson, who committed a savage murder after being released from prison, and Marlowe, who, stricken with amnesia, was haunted by the ghosts of his past, some of whom roamed the seamy world of kinky sex. Book contains 16 photos.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015878387
Publisher: Charles Kelly
Publication date: 10/24/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Charles Kelly, formerly a reporter for The Arizona Republic, was co-winner of the Arizona Journalist of the Year Award in 1992. In his career as a reporter, he found missing heirs, helped get a wrongly convicted tugboat captain out of a Mexican prison, and investigated the 1976 murder of Republic reporter Don Bolles. Kelly is the author of the novels Pay Here, published by Point Blank Press, and Grace Humiston and the Vanishing, a finalist in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. He also wrote the short story “The Eighth Deadly Sin,” published in the collection Phoenix Noir issued by Akashic Books. His Web site is

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