Friday, June 10, 2011

Forgotten Books: We'll Always Have Murder -- Bill Crider

Yeah, I know, I wrote it. Still, . . . Last week in San Francisco this book happened to be on the shelf near the bed. I pulled it off and thought I'd take a look since it's been nearly 10 years since I wrote it. I started to read, and then I kept right on going. I really liked it. Gee, I didn't know I could write so well.

The story is a first-person private-eye novel set in late 1940s Hollywood. The shamus is looking into a blackmail threat against Humphrey Bogart, who has a big role in the story. I did a great job with him if I do say so myself.

I'd love to have this out as an e-book, but there's not much chance of that, since iBooks went out of business when Byron Priess was killed. I did the book as "work for hire," so I have no idea who owns the copyright. Maybe the Bogart estate. Anyway, this book was fun to write, and I had fun reading it. Cheap copies are available everywhere. Worth it for the cover alone.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, not just the cover. It's a terrific, fun book and I wish you could have turned it into a series. You did indeed do a great job with Bogie.

Jeff

George said...

I'll definitely track this one down!

Seepy Benton said...

I'm the proud owner of a cheap copy! :-)

Anonymous said...

This sounds like fun! Have tracked down my very own copy and am looking forward to reading it.
Michel

Richard R. said...

I have it too, and really enjoyed it a lot. I've not given up hope for another one.

pattinase (abbott) said...

After three years plus, it's time to mention one of your own.

Cap'n Bob said...

My copy is on my Shelf of Honor, which has an inordinate number of books from you on it.

Evan Lewis said...

I read that sucker. Fun book!

Howard Carter said...

Enjoyed it a lot...would be nice to see it as an ebook. Guess there is a lot of books out there with comp,ivated copyrights that prevents an ebook edition

Stephen B. said...

I will be reading this book, this week. Up to about six days ago it was a title I'd missed.