Re: RARA-AVIS: Richard Stark covers

From: Steve Gerlach (
Date: 24 Jun 2008

Maybe we could ask Lindsay to join us for a chat so we can ask these questions? I'd like to know if they'd set up a subscription service, so we can order in advance and have them sent to us as released! :) Steve

----- Original Message ---- From: Nathan Cain <> To: Sent: Wednesday, 25 June, 2008 5:55:15 AM Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Richard Stark covers

I'm really excited about the re-release of these books because Westlake's old Stark stuff is hard to find. I have every intention of picking them up, but the designer on those would probably be a lot more comfortable designing covers for dense academic tomes on the Franco Prussian War or something. If I didn't know what they were I might pass them over entirely.

What's the story with University of Chicago Press picking them up? How was that decision made? When I think hard-boiled reprints I don't think academic presses.

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 3:27 PM, Ron Clinton <clinton65@comcast. net> wrote:
> Interesting choice of art. The older sink, house and car -- and the P.I.
> figure with the trenchcoat and hat -- would seem to be a bit misleading in
> the time/setting, theme and tone of the novels. I wonder if that was
> intentional on their part -- trying to appeal to the readership who enjoys
> retro P.I. tales -- or just a bit of (unwise, I believe) creative license.
> Don't get me wrong: I'm thrilled Parker's older novels are coming back into
> print so others can enjoy his older exploits, but I do hope these new
> potential readers read the jacket text and not judge a book by its
> cover...else they're in for quite a surprise.
> Ron C.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: rara-avis-l@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:rara-avis-l@ yahoogroups. com] On
>> Behalf Of Busted Flush Press
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 10:33 AM
>> To: rara-avis-l
>> Subject: RARA-AVIS: Richard Stark covers
>> Via my day job -- Houston's Murder By The Book -- I've been
> corresponding with
>> Lindsay at the University of Chicago Press about their forthcoming Richard
> Stark /
>> Parker reprint program. They'll be doing three a season until they're all
> reprinted.
>> She sent me the early covers and allowed me to post them online. Check
> them out
>> here:
>> THE HUNTER: http://www.murderbo starkhunter. pdf
>> http://www.murderbo starkgetaway. pdf
>> THE OUTFIT: http://www.murderbo starkoutfit. pdf
>> These are due this fall.
>> David Thompson
>> Busted Flush Press, LLC

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