Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Coming in June from Stark House
Once again Stark House has come up with a great double. This time it's two by Richard Powell, whose Say it with Bullets was previously reprinted by Hard Case Crime. Here are a few things about Powell that you may nor may not have known. Besides writing crime novels, he had a big mainstream bestseller, The Philadelphians, which was made into a movie with Paul Newman. The Young Philadelphians was the movie title, by the way. Powell also wrote Pioneer, Go Home, filmed as Follow that Dream, with Elvis Presley. Not a great movie, but one of the better Elvis comedies, by the way. And finally, Powell's Don Quixote USA was the basis for Woody Allen's Bananas. That's besides the fine crime novels, of which A Shot in the Dark and Shell Game are two. I've read the former, and I recommend it. I'll be reading Shell Game soon. You can't go wrong with stuff like this.