RARA-AVIS: Recent Purchases

From: Jeff Vorzimmer ( jvorzimmer@austin.rr.com)
Date: 16 Mar 2008

Just got back from a week in San Francisco where I always make a point of stopping at City Lights where they have an interesting selection of hardboiled crime fiction with the smaller presses well represented. I don't know any other bookstore that would have a David Goodis display. Anyway I picked up the following:

The Prone Gunman - Jean-Patrick Manchette (City Lights) Leave Her to Heaven - Ben Ames Williams (Chicago Review Press) Something in the Shadows/Intimate Victims - Vin Paker (Stark House) Bunny Lake is Missing - Evelyn Piper (Feminist Press (CUNY))

I started Leave Her to Heaven because I'd finished the book I brought with me (The Vengence Man by Dan J Marlowe). There is a blurb on the cover that says it was a number 1 bestseller. Any comments on these would be welcome. I assume they are all good.


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