Re: RARA-AVIS: Sheldon Lord

From: Bill Crider (
Date: 13 Feb 2004

Here's what Lynn Munroe has to say about CARLA:

"Paul Rader had been doing magazine illustrations and a few paperback covers for Balcourt Art Service when Balcourt got the job to provide the covers for a new line of books, Midwood. The first numbered Midwood is #7, with art by Rudy Nappi, another of Balcourt's crew. Midwood 8, shown here, was Rader's first Midwood. Sheldon Lord's CARLA (1958) was author Lawrence Block's first Midwood too, and his first published book (the first book he wrote and sold, for Crest, came out the following year). CARLA is a study in reds and greens, with a redhead in a green dress surrounded by a swatch of like colors. Right from the start, there's no question that Rader, and Larry Block, and Midwood Books, will be heard from again."

For Munroe's comments on all Midwoods with Rader covers (and some information on who wrote what is included, just to make this on-topic) go to:

Bill Crider

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