Sunday, October 22, 2006

Hooray for Stark House!

Along with Hard Case Crime, there's Stark House, bringing back the best of the old hardboiled and noir writers. This new Gil Brewer double, coming in December (just in time for Christmas giving) is a special treat because A Taste for Sin is one of those high-dollar items, if you can even find a copy. The extras in this volume include a new essay on Brewer by Greg Shepard and reprints of essential essays by Bill Pronzini and Verlaine Brewer. Highly recommended.

6 comments:

Graham said...

I've seen that Pronzini essay reprinted a couple of places. It's really good.

Benjamin Potter said...

Both links took me to Hard Case--had to google for Stark House. Didn't mean that did you? If you get a chance to fix it, I'll remove this comment.

Bill said...

Thanks. Got it fixed, so no need to remove the comment.

Anonymous said...

The cover interests me. It's one of Bob Maguire's model photos; I suppose they got it from Maguire's daughter Lynn. It's similar to the pose he used on the cover of the Monarch edition of Wild to Possess (and Signet's Kiss for a Killer and many others), but not an exact match. The exact match is to a Bee-Line title, Joy Ride, a "Jane Blonde" spy knock-off.

Art Scott

Juri said...

Is Verlaine Brewer Gil's daughter? The book looks great, something that the Stark House books haven't really done, I'm sorry to say.

Bill said...

Thanks for the comment on the cover, Art. Probably no one else in the world knew all that.