Devil take the Blue-tail Fly (Classic Crime)

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ISBN 100140107347
ISBN 139780140107340
OCLC/WorldCa18949463

Devil Take the Blue Tail Fly () is an odd, accomplished noir, almost as effective as Bardins earlier The Deadly Percheron (), but this time Bardin draws his inspiration not from the detective thriller but instead from the brooding womens pictures of the post WW II period.

It begins its journey in the land of The Snake Pit, where our heroine, the gifted harpsichordist Ellen, /5(22). "Devil Take the Blue-tail Fly" is not a good book, to put it charitably.

The story about a concert musician coming home from a asylum and being confused about the actions of her husband and acquaintances simply doesn't hold together. Worse, the author throws in a humongous twist at the end that supposedly explains it all/5(6).

The complete review's Review. Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly begins with Ellen Purcell's last day at the psychiatric institution where she has spent the past two years.

An ordeal appears to be over, and Ellen is happy, excited, and a bit unsettled about finally being able to go home. "Devil Take the Blue-tail Fly" is not a good book, Devil take the Blue-tail Fly book put it charitably. The story about a concert musician coming home from a asylum and being confused about the actions of her husband and acquaintances simply doesn't hold together.

Worse, the author throws in a humongous twist at the end that supposedly explains it all/5(4). InBardin entered a period of intense creativity during which he wrote three crime novels that have since become genre-spanning classics: The Deadly Percheron, The Last of Philip Banter, and Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly.

Bardin resided in New York City's East Village until his death in Author: John Franklin Bardin. Editions for Devil Take the Blue-tail Fly: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published. "Devil Take the Blue-tail Fly" is not a good book, to put it charitably.

The story about a concert musician coming home from a asylum and being confused about the actions of her husband and acquaintances simply doesn't hold together.

Worse, the author throws in a humongous twist at the end that supposedly explains it all/5. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

Read "Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly" by John Franklin Bardin available from Rakuten Kobo. John Franklin Bardin's most acclaimed work plays a virtuoso performance on music and madness in this unforgettable thril. “Not today. No, never again would she sit by the window, her back turned so she would not see him walk down the flagstone path with Dr Danzer, the limp volume of her favourite Bach spread open to the first page of the text, the black notes swarming before her eyes, her fingers arching in elaborate dumb-show as they practised the first trill, her mind on the beats, the leaning upon Author: John Franklin Bardin.

Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly in England by Victor Gollancz. In the United States by Macfadden-Bartell (paperback). Again in paperback in the US & UK, first as part of The John Franklin Bardin Omnibus and then in a separate edition.

In Scotland,by Canongate Books, Ltd (Canongate Crime Classics).

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Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly John Franklin Bardin In New York, Ellen, a world-renowned musician, is suffering from the effects of her latest mental breakdown. Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly () by John Franklin Bardin This is the final novel in the Bardin omnibus that I bought last year.

Both of my last two reads, The Deadly Percheron () and The Last of Philip Banter (), have given me high expectations with this author, but had they perhaps set the bar too high.

Devil Take the Blue-tail Fly. John Franklin Bardin. Canongate, - Extortion - pages. 1 Review. An interesting book, deeply psychological in content. It describes a few months following the main character, Ellen's, release from a psychiatric hospital.

She is very central to the book with the 4/5(1). John Franklin Bardin's most acclaimed work plays a virtuoso performance on music and madness in this unforgettable New York, Ellen, a world-renowned musician, is suffering from the effects of her latest mental breakdown.

Amongst o. After publishing both "The Deadly Percheron" and "The Last Of Philip Banter", Dodd, Mead And Company rejected "Devil Take The Blue-Tail Fly" in America. Shortly thereafter, one day while his literary agent was at lunch, the publisher of those first two books in England, Victor Gollancz, dropped by and inquired about the latest BARDIN.

The devil take the blue-tail fly The pony run, he jump, he pitch He throw'd my master in the ditch He died and the jury wondered why The verdict was the blue-tail fly CHORUS They laid him neath a 'simmon tree His epitaph is there to see Beneath this rock I'm forced to lie The victim of the blue-tail fly.

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I'm keen on reading the other two in Bardin's early trilogy of noir novels, Devil Take the Blue-tailed Fly and The Last of Philip Banter. Highly recommended for This is an incredible novel and one I wouldn't have heard of but for the Pocket Essentials book on Noir Fiction/5.

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Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly (John Franklin Bardin) The devil take the blue tail fly. (Chorus) The pony run, he jump and pitch, And tumble master in the ditch; He died, the jury wondered why, The verdict was the blue tail fly.

(Chorus) They buried him 'neath the sycamore tree His epitaph is there to see, "Beneath this stone I'm forced to lie, A victim of a blue tail fly." (Chorus).

Devil Take the Blue-Tail FlyBy John Franklin Bardin This is a masterpiece of the suspense genre that is also a work of great literature. Sadly, it is out of print almost everywhere and no one has.

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One day he ride around the farm, The flies so numerous, they did swarm. On chanced to bight him on the thigh; The devil take the blue tailed fly. The pony run, he jump, he pitch; He threw my master in the ditch.