Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: The Black Moon

From: Nathan Cain (
Date: 29 Jun 2008

I read the intro story and the first novella in it last night. So far, it's pretty good. Randisi wrote the intro, and Philbrick wrote the first story, about an insurance investigator in Miami. It was pretty good. Philbrick's the only co-author I hadn't heard of. Is he still writing?

On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 11:41 PM, Gonzalo Baeza <> wrote:
> There are two Western group novels that include many of the same
> authors (Estleman, Reasoner, Gorman, Randisi) that were published
> roughly around the same time as The Black Moon: The Funeral of Tanner
> Moody and Legend. I read the latter one and it's very good. I have a
> copy of The Black Moon and hopefully I'll get to read it before the
> year ends. So many books, so little time...
> -Gonzalo B.
> --- In, "Nathan Cain" <IndieCrime@...>
> wrote:
>> Browsing my neighborhood used bookstore today I came across a book
>> called The Black Moon, which is a collaboration between Loren
>> Estleman, Ed Gorman, W.R. Philbrick, Robert Randisi and L.J.
> Washburn
>> (This is the pseudonym James Reasoner and his wife use writing
>> together, isn't it?). It appears each author wrote a section of the
>> book. It looks like an interesting idea. Has anyone else read it?
> The
>> cover promises "A Spectacular New Direction in Mystery." Was this a
>> one off, or were there more books of this sort?

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