Re: RARA-AVIS: Les romans de Gil Brewer

From: Laurent Lehmann (
Date: 15 Jul 2005

George Tuttle wrote:

> I need information on all the various editions of novels by Gil Brewer
> for my comprehensive bibliography of this noir fiction writer.

    Thanks for this site. Satan is a Woman and Hell's our Destination are some of the most memorable noir novels I've read. Ah, to meet one of his southern femmes fatales and die...

> La Machine A D飯udre (A Killer Is Loose) Gallimard, 1955, S鲩e Noire 248

    Yes. Also reprinted in the Carr頎oir series when it was turned into a movie by Jean-Pierre Mocky in 1986.

All the following bibliographical info comes from SN - Voyage Au Bout de la Noir, by Mespl褥 & Schleret, Futuropolis.

> L'Echarpe Rouge, Gallimard, 1972, S鲩e Noire 1519

The Red Scarf

> Plus Morts Que Riches, Gallimard, 1961, S鲩e Noire 674
> Plus Morts Que Riches, Denoel 1953, Oscar 16

So Rich, So Dead

> Pas De Boulettes, Gallimard, 1973, S鲩e Noire 1583


> 13 French Street, Minerve, 1985 (Is this really a French language
> edition?)


> La Dame Est Un Tr鳯r, Inter-Police 1961, Inter-Police 49


Writing as Al Conroy : Strangle Hold : Le Grand G⣨is, S鲩e Noire 1640, 1973 Murder Mission : Refroidissements, S鲩e Noire 1669, 1973

Mespl褥 and Schleret also write that according to Harry Whitington, Brewer wrote Love Me and Die (1951 Le Miroir aux Alouettes, S鲩e Noire 1041, 1966) for Day Keene, based on Keene's novella Marry the Sixth for Murder..

Jacques Bisc駬ia's Tr鳯rs du Roman Policer et de la Science-Fiction also lists :

A la Courte Paille, Nuit Blanche 9, 1962, no original title given.


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