And if you want to wait a few months, over here at New Pulp Press we'll be reissuing Brewer's THE RED SCARF in early 2010. We're also putting out his "lost" classic FLIGHT TO DARKNESS in December. Not to step on Hard Case Crime's feet...
By the way, does anybody have any suggestions on Lionel White books? I read Clean Break (otherwise known as The Killing) and dug that.
--- In email@example.com, "Ron Clinton" <clinton65@...> wrote:
> If you do just one of the Blue Murders, read THE RED SCARF....it's one of
> Brewer's best. 13 FRENCH STREET, though, is also very, very good. I would
> highly recommend reading both if you have the opportunity and interest.
> Ron C.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
> > Behalf Of ejmd
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 3:42 PM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: RARA-AVIS: Hard Case Crime
> > I recently read the Hard Case Crime reprint of Gil Brewer's /The
> > Vengeful Virgin/ (it has a great cover painting too). I thought it was
> > nicely paced and well written and a good length (I like 150-200 pagers).
> > I've also just finished David Goodis's /The Wounded and the Slain/ (also
> > Hard Case Crime). I found some of Goodis's language and detail a bit
> > unlikely, and it made me groan a bit in places (for example, the
> > dialogue in the fight scene toward the end is one that springs to mind,
> > and does the way in which Goodies handles the baddy, Nathan Joyner, and
> > his penchant for the green goddess). I didn't guess the ending though--I
> > was anticipating something quite different.
> > Anyway, I've gone back to Brewer and I currently have the Blue Murder
> > double, /13 French Street/ and /The Red Scarf /on the go. I don't know
> > if I'll tear through them both, or if I'll just do one then have a
> > change, as I have a couple more Hard Case books on my recently acquired
> > pile (Shepard Rifkin's /The Murder Vine/ and John Farris's /Baby Moll/)
> > which brings me to the point of my post: does anyone have any particular
> > recommendations in the Hard Case Crime series? If so, what are they?
> > Also, does anybody know if Hard Case Crime has any particularly
> > interesting titles in the pipeline?
> > ED
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