Re: RARA-AVIS: Blatant self-promotion once every thirty years

From: Terrill Lankford (
Date: 10 Oct 2006

-----Original Message-----
>From: Frederick Zackel <>
>Sent: Oct 10, 2006 9:30 PM
>Subject: RARA-AVIS: Blatant self-promotion once every thirty years
>Today I hold it in my hands; it came by UPS. Yes, on 1 November 2006 the
>hardboiled imprint Point Blank Press is bringing back out my first book,
>1978's "Cocaine & Blue Eyes." I know most of you never heard of it, most
>mystery fans never did, but I might be able to give you four good reasons
>why you might want to stock a few copies to give as Christmas presents..

>>Oh, and there is even a fifth reason. The murderer who found it in an
>airport paperback rack and decided to make a movie of it.
>"Cocaine and Blues Eyes" was made into a so-so 1983 NBC made-for-TV movie
>co-produced by and starring O. J. Simpson. Say what you want, but his
>check cleared; in 1983 that's all anybody cared about. Which explains why
>you also never see it on television.

Congrats on the reprint, Dr. Z!

As far as that movie never playing TV goes, I see it pop up all the time on cable. It was on just a week or two ago (I think on the Mystery Channel).
 I hope they are still sending you your residuals!


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