Sunday, December 03, 2006

Hard Case Crime Update


Here's the latest cover. Robert Terrall is 92 and still with us. I have this book in the old Dell printing, but you can be sure I'll bet the Hard Case edition. After all, I'm a subscriber. You can see a lot of the new covers here. Check 'em out.

7 comments:

Charlie Stella said...

Like McMurphy said to the bossman shrink: "Where do you suppose she lives?"

Bill said...

Not on my street, unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

This beats those covergirls of MAXIM magazine any day of the week.

Stephen Mertz said...

Yumph! But leave us not also remember that there's a book under Miss Legs, and I'm looking forward to it. Never have read the Gates books but Terrall is one of my absolute tough guy favorites with his Mike Shayne novels. My understanding is that he wrote them all from 1965 on. I read in an interview once that he had great disdain for Shayne's creator, Dave Dresser, who I like a lot although Terrall's Shaynes have a power I've rarely seen matched; striking (in more ways than one) protagonist in complex, fairly clued mysteries told almost purely in terms of physical movement. Highly recommended.

Bill said...

The Ben Gates novels, of which the Hard Case edition is one, are also very good. So are the standalones by "Robert Kyle," the name on the Gates books.

Anonymous said...

Steve Mertz is quite right to give Terrall his due; HCC continues to show a connoisseur's taste in their selection of crime fiction for revival. Those of you who remember the undera-ppreciated Pronzini-Muller review collection, 1001 Midnights, may also recall that I had high praise for two of Terrall's books, "Robert Kyle"'s Ben Gates Is Hot and "Brett Halliday"'s Nice Fillies Finish Last. I'm delighted to hear Terrall's still around, and am inspired to dig out his first book, They Deal In Death -- highly praised by Boucher -- and put it in the Read Next spot.

Art Scott

Juri said...

The cover is breathtaking.

I was going to say something about a Terrall Shayne I read five or six years back, but it turns out it was by Ryerson Johnson after all. That one was good, though, too.

Terrall Shayne... sounds like a private eye to me.