Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The new Cinema Retro is packed cover to cover with the kind of goodies only they seem able to come up with. I especially enjoyed the interviews with Karen Black, James Cann and Ernest Borgnine. There's a piece (with many lush photos) of Marianne Faithful early in her career; an excellent, lengthy article on three Clint Eastwood films; and a fresh look at the espionage films of Alistair Maclean. With stories on Michael Winner, Ray Harryhausen and a brief but fascinating goodbye salute to Patrick MGooha--and a whole lot more--this is the magazine for film enthusiasts who enjoy a serious but accessible look at movies.
The Rap Sheet
If there's such a place as the indispensable mystery site, it has to be The Rap Sheet. This week editor-writer Jeff Pierce demonstrates his talent for constantly giving his readers the kind and quality of material they won't find anywhere else. I'm referring here to his interview with the son of the late paperback writer Robert Terrall. A good share of Jeff's material should be preserved in book form and this piece is just one example.
From Terrill Lankford
The first Chapter of Conflict of Interest is now posted. Check it out...and don't forget to hit the HD button before it runs!
From Centipede Press
New & Forthcoming
The Plastic Nightmare
Richard Neely¹s The Plastic Nightmare explores a
psychological depth and depravity seldom found in noir
fiction. Called the Œde Sade¹ of the genre by Ed Gorman,
Neely¹s haunting foray into the politics of memories,
madness and identity (now long out of print) is given a
beautiful hardcover treatment, the first time ever in the
United States. With a new introduction by Gorman and a
long, previously out of print interview with Neely, this is
a new, definitive edition.
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Black Wings Has My Angel
Elliot Chaze¹s masterpiece of crime fiction, Black Wings
Has My Angel, is an acknowledged cult classic since its
publication back in the 1950s, and Bill Pronzini pulls out
all the stops in discussing the book and its elusive
author, Elliot Chaze.
Tastefully designed, this is the definitive edition of this
book, now available, for the first time ever, in a handsome
hardcover edition. The book is quarterbound in Japanese
cloth with a printed image -- Servello¹s remarkable new
image at right -- on the front panel cloth.