---My preoccupation with the used books still emanating from my cellar continues unabated, causing me to go the week without any actual new-book arrivals, maybe for the first time ever, even from before I started bookselling and was “only” a collector (with the same thirst for bound printed matter), while the piles of used books to be actually catalogued still stand tauntingly beside me. My slackness in getting new books in, however, hasn’t stopped the various publishers from continuing their output, thus I do have a couple publishers’ email “word”s to pass along. Also I might mention that along with other things my need to get orders sent out to a number of publishers is becoming quite pressing--notably right now: NESFA.
---Word from Earthling:
Dear kind booksellers,---Word from Stark House:
The latest book from Earthling has just been
published: RIVERSIDE BLUES, an original limited
edition novella by upcoming author Erik Tomblin, which
is getting great reviews... see link for more info:
I also welcome preorders for Dan
Simmons' SONG OF KALI 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION and
James A. Moore's newest novel BLOOD RED ("required
Halloween reading" -HORROR FICTION REVIEW; "BLOOD RED
does what all the best vampire novels do; it shitcans
the stereotype and digs for blood beneath the skin."
-RICK KLEFFEL, THE AGONY COLUMN). SONG OF KALI has a
new introduction by Simmons; BLOOD RED has an intro by
Hello Mystery Booksellers:
This is a first.
The next two Stark House Press books will be coming out at the same time. Many of you have already ordered Day Keene's FRAMED IN GUILT / MY FLESH IS SWEET, a couple of noir mysteries from the early 50's that we announced last month. That publication was delayed, so we will be issuing it simultaneously with the next Stark House book:
THE HAM REPORTER / THE DISAPPEARANCE OF PENNY by Robert J Randisi (0-9749438-9-4, $19.95, trade pb).
This pairs up Randisi's first published novel, THE DISAPPEARANCE, with his mystery "western", THE HAM REPORTER, featuring Bat Masterson in New York City. The latter novel is set in 1911, after Masterson has left the Wild West behind to write a sports column for a NY newspaper. One of his fellow newspapermen disappears, and he enlists the aid of young Damon Runyon to solve the mystery.
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF PENNY, on the other hand, is a contemporary mystery (well, contemporary to 1980) that features investigator Henry Po in a mystery set at a New York horserace track.
This marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of DISAPPEARANCE, and since then Randisi has written and edited over 400 books.
This new edition offers a full bibliography of all of Randisi's books, collections and stories, as well as a new introduction by the author.
As always, thanks so much for your continued support, and I hope you do well with the books!