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#64 Walk on the dark side: reviewing two classic crime noir books from Stark House Press

May 10, 2022 Andy Johnson Episode 64
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#64 Walk on the dark side: reviewing two classic crime noir books from Stark House Press
Show Notes

One is a Lonely Number (1952) by Bruce Elliott is a real obscurity, a dark and nihilistic escaped-convict story set mostly in Ohio. Black Wings Has My Angel (1953) by Elliott Chaze is one of the most praised crime noir books of its era, and for many years was a very desirable rarity in paperback.

These are both excellent books, terse and powerful and as lively today as they were in the early ‘50s. If you like the sound of them, then I can recommend Paperback Warrior and Stark House Press, who I’m sure will guide you and I alike to many more engaging reads from back in the glory days of paperback fiction.

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