Friday, January 27, 2017
PimPage: An Occasional Feature in which I Mention Books that Might be of Interest
Lionel White was one of the great Gold Medal writers that many people don't remember today in spite of his great importance in the field. Stark House is helping to remedy that situation by reprinting two of his fine novels, The Snatchers and Clean Break. The introduction to the volume is by Rick Ollerman, and it's great, almost like a master's thesis on White's work. Years ago I wrote the article on White for 20th Century Crime and Mystery Writers. I thought I did a pretty good job, but it's not a patch on what Ollerman does here. Plus you get two excellent examples of White's work in the same volume. Highly recommended!