Re: RARA-AVIS: Black Lizard

From: Bob Toomey (
Date: 30 Jan 2000

Ron Clinton wrote:

> Does any one have - or know of one on-line - a complete list of the Black
> Lizard titles? Both the original series and the follow-up would be great,
> if possible...

I found this in the Rara-Avis archives, from May 1997:

Hello all,

I've gotten many requests for a printout of the Black lizard books, so, in order to keep my mailing costs down, I'm typing out the list for everyone. There are 62 paperbacks, three oversize
(tradesize) paperbacks and 5 Hardcovers. The first, The Straight Man by Kent Nelson, was printed in 1978. The rest were published starting six years later in 1984. On the list, I'm going to name the 13 titles I currently have for sale if anyone is interested. I hope this doesn't offend anyone, but my time is also money. Postage will be $3.00. Enjoy the list.

(in alphabetical order)

Carny Kill, Robert Edmond Alter Swamp Sister, Robert Edmond Alter The Far Cry, Fredric Brown His Names Was Death, Fredric Brown VG $3.00 Jealous Woman, James M. Cain Fine $5.00 The Root of His Evil, James M. Cain Fine $5.00 Sinful Woman, James M. Cain Fine $5.00 Fast One, Paul Cain Seven Slayers, Paul Cain VG+-Near Fine $4.00 Perversity, Francis Carco I Wake Up Screaming, Steve Fisher Port Tropique, Barry Gifford Black Friday, David Goodis Cassidy's Girl, David Goodis Nightfall, David Goodis Shoot the Piano Player, Davids Goodis Street of No Return, David Goodis Ill Wind, W.L. Heath Violent Saturday, W.L. Heath You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up, Eric Knight (Richard Hallas) The Truth of the Matter, John Lutz The Name of the Game is Death, Dan J. Marlowe Never Live Twice, Dan J. Marlowe Strongarm, Dan J. Marlowe Vengence Man, Dan J. Marlowe The Straight Man, Kent Nelson Detour, Helen Neilson Sing Me A Murder, Helen Neilson The Damned Don't Die, Jim Nisbet Masques, Bill Pronzini The Running of the Beasts, Pronzini & Barry Malzberg Dig My Grave Deep, Peter Rabe Kill the Boss Goodbye, Peter Rabe The Out is Death, Peter Rabe Coffin & Co, Njaimi Simon Dead Meet, Roger L. Simon Only in L.A., Murray Sinclair Tough Luck L.A., Murray Sinclair VG+ $3.50 After Dark My Sweet, Jim Thompson Fine $5.00 The Alcoholics, Jim Thompson The Criminal, Jim Thompson Cropper's Cabin, Jim Thompson The Getaway, jim Thompson The Grifters, Jim Thompson Fine $5.00 A Hell of a Woman, Jim Thompson Fine $5.00 Nothing More Than Murder, Jim Thompson Fine $5.00 Pop 1280, Jim Thompson Fine $5.00 Recoil, Jim Thompson Savage Night, Jim Thompson A Swell Looking Babe, Jim Thompson Fine $5.00 Wild Town, Jim Thompson The Killing, Lionel White The Devil Wears Wings, Harry Whittington Fires That Destroy, Harry Whittington Forgive Me Killer, Harry Whittington A Moment to Pray, Harry Whitting ton A Ticket to Kill, Harry Whittington Web of Murder, Harry Whittington The Black Moss of Brother Springer, Charles Willeford The Burnt Orange Heresy, Charles Willeford Near Fine $5.00 Cockfighter, Charles Willeford Pick-up, Charles Willeford

TRADE SIZE PAPERBACKS: The Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction, Edited by Ed Gorman The Second Anthology of Black Lizard Crime Fiction, edited by Gorman Silk Stalkings:When Women Write of Murder, Victoria Nichols & Susan Thompson.

HARDCOVERS Death Puppet, Jim Nisbet Lethal Injection, Jim Nisbet Goodbye L.A., Murray Sinclair Low Bite, Sin Soracco Blood on the Dining Room Floor, Gertrude Stein

James Mountain, Bookseller Specializing in Mystery & Detective Fiction

Po Box 693 Qualicum Beach, B.C. Canada, V9K 1T2 PH:(250) 752-4658 (PST) e-mail:

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