Friday, December 07, 2007

The Best News Yet from Stark House

At least from my point of view. I have copies of all three of these, but my copy of Mink is in French, so I've never been able to read it.

Hello Mystery Fans:
I just want to announce that Stark House Press has just signed a contract with Harry Whittington's Estate and will be bringing back three rare short novels by Whittington in one edition next November 2008.
The novels are:
To Find Cora -- originally published as Cora is a Nympho by Novel Books in 1963 -- To Find Cora is Harry's original title, and much truer to the story.
Like Mink Like Murder -- originally published only in French in 1957 as Mink, then rewritten later by Harry as Passion Hangover for one of the sex lines and published under a pseudonym -- again, Like Mink Like Murder is Harry's title.
Body and Passion -- originally published by Original Novels in 1952 under the Whit Harrison pseudonym -- a strange story of switched identities that will keep you guessing until the end.
Three hard-to-find books in one volume, with a new introduction by Whittington specialist, David Laurence Wilson. Three compelling stories from one of the noir masters. Three novels of suspense and hardboiled action.
We hope you are as excited as we are.
Greg Shepard, publisher
Stark House Press


James Reasoner said...

I know what I'll be getting for Christmas '08.

And they really ought to include the original cover of BODY AND PASSION somewhere in the book. One of the all-time greats.

Bill Crider said...

"The mummy in the tux" cover. A great one, for sure.

Rick Klaw said...

That is cool... but why would you rename a book titled Cora is a Nympho, even if it wasn't Whittington's original title and not that true to the story?

Bill Crider said...

I hear ya, Rick. That's a classic title.