How Does It Feel? Part Two
Private eye novels whose titles are lifted from Bob Dylan lyrics

The Dylan/private eye connection continues. I've just started fooling around with this one, so any suggestions and/or comments are more than welcome....

  • Amphetamines and Pearls (1976, by John Harvey, featuring private eye Scott Mitchell)
    From "Just Like a Woman"

  • The Geranium Kiss (1977, by John Harvey, featuring private eye Scott Mitchell)
    From "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands"

  • Junkyard Angel (1977, by John Harvey, featuring private eye Scott Mitchell)
    From "From A Buick 6"

  • Neon Madman (1977, by John Harvey, featuring private eye Scott Mitchell)
    From "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again."

  • When Gravity Fails (1987, by George Alec Effinger, featuring Marid Audran)
    From "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"

  • A Fire in the Sun (1990, by George Alec Effinger, featuring Marid Audran)
    From "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"

  • Poet in the Gutter (1996, by John Baker, featuring private eye Sam Turner)
    Alludes to "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" Turner, of course, is notorious for being obsessed with Dylan.

  • Death Minus Zero (1997, by John Baker, featuring private eye Sam Turner)
    Alludes to "Love Minus Zero/No Limits"

  • King of the Streets (1998, by John Baker, featuring private eye Sam Turner)
    From "Joey," written about mob boss Joey Gallo. the full line is "King of the streets, child of clay."

  • Shooting in the Dark (2001, by John Baker, featuring private eye Sam Turner)
    From "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go."

RELATED LINKS

  • How Does It Feel?
    References to crime and detective fiction and films found in Bob Dylan's work.

Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.


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