Re: RARA-AVIS: Black Lizard...

From: Dennis McGuire (
Date: 25 Apr 2000

Here is a list of all the original Black Lizard (pre Random House) books in the Department of Special Collections, Green Library at Stanford University. They have an archive of the business side of Black Lizard which includes photos, correspondences with authors, cover art, etc. They also house the Barry Gifford papers (16 boxes) and are open from Monday - Friday from 9 - 5.

* After Dark My Sweet (Jim Thompson)
* Agreement to Kill (Peter Rabe)
* The Alcoholics (Jim Thompson)
* The Baby Doll Murders (James O. Causey)
* Black Friday (David Goodis)
* Black Mass of Brother Springer (Charles Willeford)
* Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction (Ed Gorman, ed.)
* Second Black Lizard Anthology (Ed Gorman, ed.)
* Black Wings has my Angel (Elliot Chaze)
* Blood Dance (Lansdale)
* Blood on the Dining Room Floor (Gertrude Stein)
* The Box (Peter Rabe)
* Burglar (David Goodis)
* Burnt Orange Heresey (Charles Willeford)
* Carny Kill (Robert Edmund Alter)
* Cassidy¹s Girl (David Goodis)
* Coffin and Co. (Roger L. Simon)
* Cockfighter (Charles Willeford)
* The Criminal (Jim Thompson)
* Cropper¹s Cabin (Jim Thompson)
* The Damned Don¹t Die (Jim Nisbet)
* Dead Meat (Roger L. Simon)
* Death Puppet (Jim Nisbet)
* Detour (Helen Nielsen)
* The Devil Wears his Wings (Harry Whittington)
* Dig My Grave Deep (Peter Rabe)
* Dr. Syntax (Michael Petracca)
* The Far Cry (Frederic Brown)
* Fast One (Paul Cain)
* Fires That Destroy (Harry Whittington)
* Frenzy (James O. Causey)
* Forgive Me Killer (Harry Whittington)
* The Getaway (Jim Thompson)
* Goodbye L. A. (Murray Sinclair)
* The Grifters (Jim Thompson)
* A Hell of a Woman (Jim Thompson)
* His Name was Death (Frederic Brown)
* I Wake up Screaming (Steve Fisher)
* Ill Wind (W. L. Heath)
* It¹s My Funeral (Peter Rabe)
* Jealous Woman (James M. Cain)
* Kill the Boss Goodbye (Peter Rabe)
* The Killing (Lionel White)
* Lethal Injection (Jim Nisbet)
* Low Bite (Sin Sorocco)
* Man on the Run (Charles Williams)
* Masques (Bill Pronzini)
* A Moment to Prey (Harry Whittington)
* The Name of the Game is Death (Dan Marlowe)
* Never Live Twice (Dan Marlowe)
* Nightfall (David Goodis)
* Night Squad (David Goodis)
* Nothing in her Way (Charles Williams)
* Nothing More than Murder (Jim Thompson)
* Only in L. A. (Murray Sinclair)
* The Out is Death (Peter Rabe)
* Perversity (Francis Carco)
* Pick-up (Charles Willeford)
* Pop. 1280 (Jim Thompson)
* Port Tropique (Barry Gifford)
* Recoil (Jim Thompson)
* The Root of his Evil (James M. Cain)
* Running of the Beasts (Bill Pronzini and Barry Malzberg)
* Savage Night (Jim Thompson)
* Seven Slayers (Paul Cain)
* Shoot the Piano Player (David Goodis)
* Silk Stalkings (Susan Thompson and Victoria Nichols)
* Sinful Woman (James M. Cain)
* Sing me a Murder (Helen Nielsen)
* The Straight Man (Kent Nelson)
* Street of No Return (David Goodis)
* Strongarm (Dan Marlowe)
* Swamp Sister (Robert Edmund Alter)
* A Swell Looking Babe (Jim Thompson)
* A Ticket to Hell (Harry Whittington)
* Tough Luck in L. A. (Murry Sinclair)
* The Truth of the Matter (John Lutz)
* Vengeance Man (Dan Marlowe)
* Violent Saturday (W. L. Heath)
* Web of Murder (Harry Whittington)
* Wild Town (Jim Thompson)
* You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up (Eric Knight)
>From: "Ron Clinton" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: RARA-AVIS: Black Lizard...
>Date: Mon, Apr 24, 2000, 11:12 AM

> Does anyone know of any online dealer that has a large selection of Black
> Lizard backlist a decent price?
> Oh, also, speaking of Black Lizard, here's some exciting news Ed Gorman
> spilled: "I got a letter three or four months ago from Barry Gifford, who
> edited the first Black Lizard line, saying that plans were to launch the
> line again. I know there are plans to do several key Gold Medal novels to
> begin with. So, as far as I know, you'll see the lizard back in action soon.
> "
> Ron Clinton
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