Sunday, January 13, 2013

There's Good News Tonight

THE DEEP BLUE GOODBYE | Washington Post Book Reviews: [S]ome characters in suspense fiction have long outlived their creators - think Lord Peter Wimsey, Sam Spade, Miss Marple and Philip Marlowe - but mostly they just fade away, a fate that surely seemed in store for Travis McGee. 

Perhaps that day will come in time, but that time is not now. With the publication of this handsome trade-paperback edition of the first of the McGee novels, Random House - a publishing Goliath not known for sentimentality in literary matters - is bringing not only McGee but almost the entire MacDonald oeuvre back to life with what can only be called a bang.

Click the link and read the whole essay. It's worth your time.


Anonymous said...

It's nice to see his books back in print, but $11.99 for an e-book! Greed! Greed! Greed!

Ed Gorman said...

JDM's work has languished since the day of his death. I've never seen a property this badly mishandled. The Random House announcement is great news but I agree with the above writer--$11.95 for an e book?